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10-03-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy22 View Post
Why? Konopka and Rupp expire after this year, if they are capable of playing top 6, they should be fine on the third line. No rule saying you can't have three good offensive lines.

Parise-Koivu-Zucker/Nino
Vanek-Granlund-Pominville (this line would get a ton of O-zone starts)
Cooke-Coyle -Nino/Zucker
Fontaine-Brodziak-Mitchell (get the tough minutes)

Thats a lineup that can roll 4 lines without a problem. And a lineup thats a contender(assuming the kids improve)
That's fine for next year, but in 3-4 years when Brodin/Granlund/Nino/Coyle are on or looking for their 2nd contracts, I'd rather not dump guys in their mid-20's because we have too many guys in their 30's making a lot of money. We are right on the edge of my comfort level right now, adding Vanek to that pushes it over the edge.

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