2013-2014 Regular Season Lineup Predictions
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08-02-2013, 12:00 PM
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I'm not convinced that our 3rd line will be our shutdown line considering the wings we have in the bottom 6. I think it could very well become a depth scoring line with the KCD line becoming our matchup line. With Jokinen on the 3rd line, I think that would help. Also, I don't know that Bennett would have more pressure with Geno than the third line. On the third line he will be expected to be the guy that drives the offense.
With Geno and Neal, his role would be significantly simplified.
See, this is why I don't want Bennett with Malkin and Neal. I don't want him to have to simplify his game and just fill in the 'play defense and get Geno the puck' role.
You said you thought in a way that Kunitz was wasting some of his talent on that line, but the same would apply even more so to Bennett. I want him to be able to develop his offensive game and show more of his creativity, and I really don't think the best place for him to do that is on Geno's line.
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