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08-13-2013, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Bergeron47 View Post
Would half of us even know who Abdelkader was if he stayed in the Wings bottom six? Because that's where he'd fit in our team.
Like Datsyuk has been quoted as saying, "sometimes for a good line you need guys who can play the piano and guys who can push the piano".

Decent philosophy - he's classically been put on lines with one of Franzen/Holmstrom/Cleary/Abdelkader over the past decade or so - and done well with it.

Maybe that's the type of guy the Oilers need to get RNH and Eberle going. A guy that will hit, grind, and crash the front of the net to make room for those 2 to operate.

Taylor Hall does all those things - but why not spread the talent through 2-3 lines?

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