and by the same token, the rate of production between 1st and 2nd line players (including pp) is lower than the rest of the league; this is by design, and part of this design working includes the 3rd line being superior
Fair enough to your point.
I realize that it's the knee jerk nature of game threading and should know better by now, I suppose I'm just one who thinks that barely two games into an already wonky season isn't the best time to make declarations. I'm not Chia though. I don't get paid enough to make those decisions.