Faceoff84

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Forum: Armchair-GMOct 31, 2018 at 9:05
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>STLBlues17</b></div><div>Thomas played over 10 mins on Saturday and honestly that’s about perfect for him. Fabbri-Thomas-Barb/Sosh is a ridiculously good fourth line with grit, skill, and speed. Also, there’s definitely going to be games where Bozak/ROR/Schenn are sick or injured and Thomas will get his shot in the top 9. Armstrong even said Thomas would start the year as the 4c and the potentially center Tarasenko by Christmas. There’s always still the chance that Thomas will be sent back to Hamilton or released to Canada for the WJC, but that would mean the Blues would lose him for a full year. Do you really want Sundqvist’s 2 career goals and 44% face off percentage centering the 4th line every night? The lines should look like this:
Schwartz-Schenn-Tarasenko
Sanford- O’Reilly-Perron
Steen-Bozak-Maroon
Fabbri-Thomas-Barb/Sosh</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>STLBlues17</b></div><div>Thomas played over 10 mins on Saturday and honestly that’s about perfect for him. Fabbri-Thomas-Barb/Sosh is a ridiculously good fourth line with grit, skill, and speed. Also, there’s definitely going to be games where Bozak/ROR/Schenn are sick or injured and Thomas will get his shot in the top 9. Armstrong even said Thomas would start the year as the 4c and the potentially center Tarasenko by Christmas. There’s always still the chance that Thomas will be sent back to Hamilton or released to Canada for the WJC, but that would mean the Blues would lose him for a full year. Do you really want Sundqvist’s 2 career goals and 44% face off percentage centering the 4th line every night? The lines should look like this:
Schwartz-Schenn-Tarasenko
Sanford- O’Reilly-Perron
Steen-Bozak-Maroon
Fabbri-Thomas-Barb/Sosh</div></div>

Sure that is a good forth line! Yes, I know. He has actually played the last 2 games just over 10 mins which I agree, is good for him. But alluding to my point earlier, with some forwards coming back, I am guessing he will go under 10 mins a night unless he impresses somewhat like he did in the last game against Chicago (which he could do). Still, I wish somehow he would be up on the third line, or even alongside Tarasenko, as Armstrong suggested. Time well tell. As for Thomas going back to Hamilton, I think he has grown all he could from Major Junior and that the Blues should keep him here until the inevitable injury bug hits to slot him in at a higher line. As for Sundqvist..... well I cant really argue there. But the coaching staff seems to like him, and I thought he had a decent game against the Blackhawks.
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