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#1 DJ Eco

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:50 AM

I think it's safe to say that one of the better things DeBoer has done this year was playing a big role in putting together this fourth line. I recall myself rolling my eyes when I heard we signed Bernier, a free agent coming off a blehhh season from DeBoer's old team. And I was even more skeptical when I heard we picked up Ryan Carter off waivers, after a bad start to the season on DeBoer's old team.

Obviously DeBoer knew something we didn't know, and now it's coming to fruition. I thought they'd been solid down the last stretch, always giving it their all. And don't look now, but the 4th line has meant EVERYTHING to us this series, the most unlikely motley crew of overachievers that anyone could have expected the past two weeks (with Little Gio in the mix).

Now here's the question, do you re-sign them at the end of the year? Do you think they've earned it yet?
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#2 lazer

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

yes and yes
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

i read this on another board and thought it was funny:

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Line naming is the best. The Devils 4th line is the CBGB's line (Carter-Bernier-Gionta's Brother). The best.”


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:51 AM

haha That's AWESOME. I think that name's gonna stick.
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#5 Marshall

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:59 AM

Our second best production line in this series, right? They've been da bomb.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

Our second best production line in this series, right? They've been da bomb.



Not only that, but their timing has been impeccable. CLUTCH goals.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:23 AM

im amazed at how consistent they've been. they play so well together and hope they keep it up!

i would say sure, why not keep them next year.. if they can keep playing like they are now and as long as they dont ask for much $
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

Bernier and perhaps Carter seem to have earned the Camp tryout this fall, and perhaps jobs next season too
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:35 AM

what i hope is that this has finally convinced lou that a plugger for plugger's sake is only acceptable as a 13th forward for about 15 games a year.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

what i hope is that this has finally convinced lou that a plugger for plugger's sake is only acceptable as a 13th forward for about 15 games a year.

Amen
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

Steve Bernier...Wow!
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:28 PM

This was pretty much an accident. I think if Gio Jr. doesn't score the last game of the season, Boulton or Cam is out there stinking things up.

I'm not ready to praise anyone for not rolling goons out there, Boulton probably had one of the crappiest seasons ever by someone not named Nino Niederreiter. And he kept on playing. So if either/or Lou or Pete decided enough was enough, it took a damn long time.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:43 PM

I hope they get resigned and that I never have to see Jansen, Boulton or Mills play hockey again. It's an AWESOME feeling to have a 4th line that actually competes and is not a horrible defensive liability.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:49 PM

yes and yes ..they r awesome! :gd:
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

i hope they get the game winner tomorrow, they deserved it.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:54 PM

They outplay the third line and contribute more key goals than the Elias line. We need them tomorrow for sure.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:08 AM


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

Honestly, I feel like this is been our 2nd line with an argument that down the stretch it fealt like our top to lines were 3 and 4. Regardless we need a huge game from them today.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:27 AM

I was talking about this the day of the game! I was so impressed Bernier and that line ... They gave the crowd a good wake up
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