I Heart Line threads! What can I say, I really do. I could look at lines every day. I was Captain of a beer league team for a while and it's a blast putting lines together and watching them go. Especially when the team wins the league 3 out of the four seasons I was Captain!
First of all, Dan Cleary has finish and when he remains healthy this season he will break thru the 20 goal level. He and Filpula are going to have a helluva year as he has a lot to prove to the naybobs after his last two seasons of playing injured. Go Dan Cleary, Go.
2ndly, Filp will step up his finish, because Babcock will demand it of him, and he certainly has the ability. He will score more goals this season.
Then figure that Eaves, Abdelkrasher, and Rittola all have scoring ability that can be bumped up a notch. The each can be rotated depending on who's hot.
With opponents having their hands full with the first two lines, this Wings 3rd line could really have a scoring impact.
Lastly, injuires to the top two lines are inevitable so Filp could certainly see a certain amount of time up there anyway, and talk about great insurance. This gives the Wings a lot of depth considering we're in the age of the socialistic salary cap (the market is not determining what is spent, the governing body is).
Cleary was the s*** for the Belleville Bulls, 115pts in 64 games,dayam:
...........................................GP G A Pts
1993–94 Kingston OJHL .......41 18 28 46
1994–95 Belleville Bulls OHL 62 26 55 81
1995–96 Belleville Bulls OHL 64 53 62 115
1996–97 Belleville Bulls OHL 64 32 48 80
Edit: And the fact that this line thread quotes Babcock talking about the lines is what seperates it from most line threads.
Edited by T.Low, 20 June 2010 - 01:05 PM.