I have to agree here.coco_canuck wrote: I'm with you on Pinner, and I've liked what I've seen from Duco so far, but I still want to see a little more from Duco in his own end and offensive instincts in terms of passing and positioning.
You're right, the 4th line will be a huge improvement from what we saw at the start of last year. A line of Pinner-Lappy-Duco can have a big physical and pesty impact on games, but you need them to stay fairly disciplined and aware of their on ice responsibilities.
In terms of style Duco / Lappy / Pinner seems like an ideal 4th line.
All are fast, and physical, 2 of them can fight, and the other 2 can stir the pot.
The question of course surrounds Duco and Pinners ability to play in their own end and score enough goals to justify even a very limited amount of ice time.
You need to get solid defence and at least "some" offence from your 4th line. This BTW is why I like Duco / Pin over Volpatti / VO.
Duco and Pinner both put up decent numbers in the AHL last year and both have shown a bit of offence at camp so far.Volpatti and VO combined for just 6 goals last year and that just isn't going to cut it.