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    Reasonable answers. It still means that Q has a mess on his hands. He is going to earn his pay this year; or admit that he can't find the answers.
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    I know, that’s why I didn’t take it seriously, good times though!!!
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    - because difference between easy matchup+3rd dmen pairing and elite line competition + D top pairing does matter for every forward.. - because every winger (out of 20+) who was moved to Toews line in past couple of season went down in production and performance incl. Kane, Hossa, Panarin, Saad, Schmaltz, Shaw and Hartman and Dcat is good but he's not Chuck Norris. - because Dcat is doing above all expectations there and 3L with him is good and Q doesnt want destroy only working line. - because Q has realized, that Toews is not top 6 center actually and would be 3C (maybe 2C) in most of NHL teams so has put bottom forwards to him.No reason to waste Saad or Dcat o-talent there more.
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    1st off, I should have used durple...I know that is in no way, shape or form, realistic. But a man can dream, can't he? 2nd, I'd be looking for the Kansas City Scouts to make that move
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    I think MVR is half right, yes Toews plays some defense, yes he’s got a lot of miles on him, but when your compete factor is non existent, the problem is greater. I’ve been injured before and I can tell you I really had no intent on engaging in physical play, I had a sore back, and it took the better part of two years to get it under control and back to normal. I think Toews will straighten this out, and be back. It may not be this year, we see it all the time with top players, Crosby, Malkin, OV, Perry, Getzlaf, Kopitar, Carter etc etc. They’ve all played a lot and they’ve all came back strong after a bad couple of years!!!
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    Jack - My feeling is that it really makes little difference who plays on the Toews line. If the coach is going to use him as a checker, he will check. But he won't score much. He is not that dominant two-way scoring centre any more and has not been for at least two years. Toews did not score much with or without Hossa last year (other than in February when the coach relieved him of the primary checking line duties in favour of Kruger/Hossa). Adding Saad but subtracting Hossa means no real upgrade here to that line. Panik has been an enormous disappointment all year long and will soon find himself out of the league if he does not get his act together on the fourth line. The way I see it, the answer is fairly strait-forward. If you want Toews to score, you have to change his role. You need to get an alternative third line centre who can contain the opponent's best players. Schmaltz is not that. This has been my argument for a couple of years.