Our 4th line, an offensive juggernaut.

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  1. namttebih

    namttebih Registered User

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    Just a little fun here, barely thread worthy. I know the purpose of the forth line in their limited TOI and happy with guys like McClement.

    Ashton: 10GP 0G 1A
    McLaren:4GP 0G 0A
    McClement:13GP 0G 1A
    Orr:14GP 0G 0A
    Smith: 8GP 1G 0A

    Striking fear in defensive cores and goaltenders league wide.
     
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    We should switch Kessel, JvR, and Kadri to the 4th line to generate production.
     
  3. namttebih

    namttebih Registered User

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    Orr and Kessel should swap jerseys and trick the opposition.
     
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    Leaf Fan Logic: 4th in the league in G/G... we need MORE GOALS!

    Like honestly, why make this thread?
     
  5. WillNyeTheHockeyGuy

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    I was thinking the same thing? :laugh: Who the hell cares that our 4th line isn't scoring? The 1st and 2nd are doing fine. The 3rd's also chipping in timely goals. This is dumb.
     
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    Quarter The caravan moves on

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    How can we have balanced scoring if every line isn't producing though!
     
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    The 4th line isn't meant to do so much scoring, especially with limited ice time. They're meant to help keep the other team from scoring and provide some solid hits and energy with a fight or two here and there. McClement is the only one who gets any significant ice time on the team and he's shown he's capable of scoring short handed.

    Lets face it, Mclaren or Orr wont be scoring much while a guy like Smith, Ashton and McClement can pot a few. You want more scoring from your third line
     
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    Wayne Gretzky's 92 goals record is as good as gone.
     
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    Relax guys. I know all of this. I just thought that it was funny.

    Close it up if you wish.
     
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    See Zappa gets it, of course.
     
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    It's because McLaren hasn't been in.
     
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    They will know its not Orr when instead of fighting he starts chopping people down lol.
     
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    Talk about a tough crowd...
     
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    4th lines typically play 6 -7 mins a game and really if you need the 4th line to score goals, you are probably not a very good team.

    4th lines value are they provide a security of toughness and energy for the team. Which ours does. The fact we have Orr and Mcclement that can move up to the 3rd in a pinch is a bonus. Plus Mcclement is value on the PK.
     
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    Would be sweet if somebody too the time to post 4th line stats of elite teams such as Boston, Chicago, etc., so that we have a basis for comparison.
     
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    Mclaren is godawful and should never play.

    Orr is passable for a tough guy.

    Mcclement is a decent 4th liner.

    Ashton has shown some signs lately ofbeing a decent 4th liner too.
     
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    We're tied for 3rd in GF/G. Are you just trying to ***** about something so utterly pointless? :shakehead

    I can't think of a single fourth line whose goal is to score goals. It may be to provide toughness, energy, defense, but not a single fourth line is expected to goal.
     
  18. namttebih

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    Blahaha. You guys are fun!
     
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    legendinblue NHL in Seattle

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    Agreed that McLaren should not be in our lineup anymore. Last year we had Fraser, McLaren and Orr who would be more than willing to drop the gloves; this year we have Orr, Fraser and Clarkson.

    McLaren should be replaced with a more skilled player.
     
  20. The Winter Soldier

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    Orr hasn't fought since game 1 against Parros. I wonder if he is hurt, that's a long time for a player that likes to intimidate the opposition to go without fighting.

    Mcclement is one of the best 4th line players in the NHL, any offence he brings is a bonus. Orr is one of the few legitimate heavyweights of the game to be able to be spotted on the 3rd line and not hurt it defensively.

    Mclaren is one of the best fighters in the NHL, he allows the Kessel's, the JVR's, The Kadri and Lupul's to play their game.

    Going into a game where John Scott is dressed, do you want a Ron Wilson coached philosophy team? Yes, let's replace Mclaren for more skill that will see 6-7 mins of ice time. Makes no sense.
     
  21. Namikaze Minato

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    good lord, did you go around kicking peoples dogs this week? :sarcasm: :laugh:

    unreal, cant believe how seriously people are taking this thread, i found it comical myself.

    That being said, whenever the fourth line scores, i always have a "ohhh! neat!" moment in the game. Its never expected for me, its like a nice little treat haha.
     
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    You know what they say. If your 4th line isnt lighting the league on fire, you aint gonna win many games.
     
  23. Muston Atthews

    Muston Atthews Bunch of Bangerz

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    A more skilled player to do... what exactly? Hit people from behind? Our PK lines are already unreal. Our 4th line hasn't been a liability nor dirty, so I don't see the need for change. Unless you can upgrade on these PK lines then I see no need to change

    McClement-Bozak/Kulemin
    Bolland-Bozak/JVR
     
  24. Bravid Nonahan

    Bravid Nonahan carlylol = القسوة

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    good grief, did the OP punch your children, people?

    wow.
     
  25. HockeyThoughts

    HockeyThoughts Delivering The Truth

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    As long as the 4th line doesn't get scored on or take penalties.. I'm happy with them.
     

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