Waffle wrote:I was curious about the fourth lines of some of the teams Vancouver may meet up with in the playoffs, and, as best I can tell because of course they change around a fair amount, here they are. I am not sure who "the best" of this bunch might be, but these are the kind of players that Vancouver has to match up with. For the sake of comparison, not that it means much, Vancouver's fourth line has a total of about 12 points.
Boston’s fourth line:
Shawn Thorton, Daniel Paille, Greg Campbell (18 points)
Pittsburg Penguins fourth line:
Steve MacIntyre, Craig Adams, Jason Williams (6 points)
Minnesto Wild fourth line:
Guilllaume Latendresse, Darroll Powe, Colton Gillies (16 points)
Chicago Black Hawks fourth line:
Marcus Krüger, Viktor Stalberg, Jamal Mayers (26 points)
San Jose Sharks fourth line:
Brad Winchester, Andrew Desjardins and Andrew Murray (15 points)
Detroit fourth line:
Drew Miller , Patrick Eaves, Tomas Holmstrom (20 points)
Well, in all fairness, should really the nine power play points Holmström has be counted as fourth line scoring?
Homer is a rather unique role player. He has pretty mediocre skills, but he has turned standing-in-front-of-the-goalie-and-getting-the-shit-beat-out-of-you-while-grinning into an art form. When the Red Wings are five on five he plays with other scrubs, when they get a power play he plays with their finest elite players. And that's when he gets his points. Well, or at least nine of the twelve he has amassed so far.
Thus I think it'd be more correct to state that Detroit's fourth line has 11 points (20-9).