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01-12-2014, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Raspewtin View Post
The third line has no role, at all. On most teams, the third line is a checking/defensive line, ours is made up of a bunch of finesse, yet streaky players. Absolutely not the way to build a team. Hoping that Brassard + Pouliot are gonzo at the end of the year, with Zucc solidifying himself in the top 6. Foligno is an ideal 3rd liner that can probably put up 40 points at his peak. His rough play and defensive awareness make him just what we need, really.

That and I can watch him KO Ryan Carter for hours.
You need one, and only one, checking/defensive line and we have a great one: Boyle-Moore-Dorsett.

Teams that have their 3rd line as their checking line do so out of necessity because they don't have the depth to run three scoring lines. We actually do and that is a point of strength.

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