Was wondering how hes looking now that he's had a dozen or so games under his belt. We dont get to see many games out here on the East Coast so I dont get the chance to watch him. Looks like he's getting 3rd line/2nd PP unit minutes but am a little surprised hes only seeing 12-14 minutes of ice time considering his skill set. How is he being used right now?
Hes the offensive core of the 3rd line, playing along McMillan and Lapierre. He also plays on the first/second powerplay. Ive been impressed with his offense, and backchecking. I think he is building chemistry with McMillan.
A lot of Ducks fans would like to see him on top line with Getz and Perry, but, yeah, he`s playing on 3d line mostly.
With Carlyle juggling the lines, it`s pretty big mess on our lineup, but Lupul could play on 2nd or even 1st line now, based on his skill set even after the injury.
Will see how he`ll do with Max centering him.
Anyway, i think a lack of good center is why he dont have more points.