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10-29-2013, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
Well, yeah, but you are not including the injured guys in that statement (which I don't think is fair). One three injured forwards come back, Zucc and Poop are bumped to the 4th line and Pyatt to the box or to the AHL. What team has the depth to truly fill the place of first and second line players with . . . other first and second line players? In a cap world, that's not really all that likely to happen. You need to bump your 4th liners up to the 3rd line. The 3rd liners up to the 2nd line.

But you need to hope that your 4th liners are adequate for the third line. And I think that Zucc and Poop have shown that they are perfectly fine filling in these roles on a limited basis. Poop has played pretty well the last couple of games in particular.
When everyone is back, what line-up are we looking at?

Kreider-Stepan-Nash
Hagelin-Brassard-Richards
Pouliot-Boyle-Callahan
_____-Moore-Dorsett

It's a decent line-up but nothing earth shattering.

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