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11-14-2013, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by lou4gehrig View Post
I think the point he's making is that contenders top two lines and top pairing D are greater than ours.

Crosby-Neal-Malkin-whoever > than Galchenyuk-Eller-Plekanec

Or Kane-Toews-Hossa > us

I think Galchenyuk and Eller have the potenial but right now our franchise center is playing wing and Plek is preferred in many other situations.

We need to select the future core and let them dominate the team. Right now they lose ice time to mediocre vets.

As for the fourth line, that's BS. The Penguins, Blackhawks and Bruins roll their 4th lines every single season yet remain contenders. Why? Top two lines and top pairin D remain the same.
But that process takes time, and if we rush our top forwards into a situation where they are given too much responsibility too early, it could hurt their development moving forward. Look no further than Edmonton for an example of that.

In any event, it seems as though Therrien has begun relying alot more on the EGG line near the end of close games. Maybe that's the start of the process that so many fans seem to want?

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