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08-26-2013, 05:44 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Originally Posted by
The Human Torch
The panic is that even with RNH in the lineup our depth at centre is paper-thin.
That's f'ing ugly no matter how you look at it. 4th line is going to get murdered, but the Oiler Way™ is apparently to just throw whatever warm bodies are available on the 4th line regardless of ability.
Wait a second. There's a lot of handwringing and wailing on here.
How do we know if Lander/Acton/Hamilton/Arcobello would be so awful for fourth line duties in the NHL?
At some point in time, we need to see if these guys can sink or swim - and I'm 100% unconvinced that a player like Jerrod Smithson is really ALL that much better than them. Is there really that much difference between playing well at the AHL level, and playing 4th line centre at the NHL?
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