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08-29-2013, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Brainiac View Post
Desharnais on the 4th line... And Briere was very bad at RW, btw.

Man these lineups are ugly. Individually, it's all OK players. But as a group?

Wouldn't want to be Therrien there. It's near impossible to arrange 4 lines with this. You've got 5 or 6 guys that are more suited as centers and you have to manage 4 small players (DD, Briere, Gionta, Gallagher) in the top 9.

At this point, if I'm the coach, I seriously consider DD on the wing. He's a smart player, maybe he can adapt his game.
Maybe he'll get his face smashed in the glass too. He's a disaster on the wing if you ask me and, before anyone brings it up, no, it's not because a guy of similar stature (Gionta) can handle it that Desharnais can.

Double D is the odd man out if the Habs want to groom Galchenyuk to become our #1 center, we'd have Chuckie-Eller-Plex as our top 3 and I am quite comfortable with that. I think DD gets traded at the deadline so we can get to that ideal situation.

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