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01-12-2014, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Blooded View Post
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.
Calling the line of Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello a scoring line is being awfully generous.

The former two are about as hot and cold as they get. And Zuccarello belongs in the top 6 getting 17+ minutes a game. The line is just god awful 5 on 5, no can do.

A defensive third line can score too. But this third line has no role, though they are dominant on the PP. I'll give them that.

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