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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>justaBoss</b></div><div>To give my two cents on the fourth line discussion.

Fourth line is usually considered to consist of players that are tough opposition to play against. They compete hard, and it's an advantage if they can be physical too. Ideally they're also defensively responsible. Key thing is that while they might lack in terms of scoring ability, they still need to boost up the mentality for their actual scoring lines to make sure they can put up results when it's needed.

I think WSH's and TB's fourth lines excel in this form of game. To the same extent where the Isles fourth line did in the bubble playoffs and 2021 ones too, they were praised for a reason.

You don't make a solid fourth line by putting the random players there that simply don't fit higher in the lineup. That's more just ditching the whole idea of the fourth line completely, and filling up the slots with players that are of different sort of expertise. I think Ducharmethedominator 's idea of putting Pitlick-Evans-Hoffman as the "fourth line" represents this idea far more than NovaSpartan 's shout of Sheary-Dowd-Hathaway does.

Personally, I would 100% choose the WSH's fourth line over MTL's "fourth line."</div></div>

Agreed that the 4th line is meant to be some type of "change-of-pace" line. Which is why a team like Minnesota that already has a "shutdown" line the GREEF 2nd unit; can afford to put together a 4th line that is meant to be purely offensive in nature.
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Db1899</b></div><div>I would like an investigation into this. If it’s a lie they should forfeit their 2023 1st IMO

<div class="tweet"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Coyotes forward Andrew Ladd did not pass his physical &amp; will go on LTIR. His thrice surgically repaired knee is still an issue.Per terms of the trade that brought him to AZ last summer, the Coyotes will get the conditional 2023 3rd-round pick they acquired from the Islanders.</p>— Not the country music singer Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) <a href="https://twitter.com/CraigSMorgan/status/1572984693280362496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">September 22, 2022</a></blockquote>


Not sure LTIR is what he means. The pool of LTIR relief is only used if the Coyotes reach the upper limit of the cap. Is there some sort of requirement that a player that doesn't pass his physical get put there? Or does he just medically retire and the cap hit gets removed.

This is important because the Coyotes without Ladd's AAV are going to be below the cap floor.

Thus creating a need for them to add about $5 million in AAV to be in compliance. Thus sparking off a big bidder's market for that space with any or all of: Edmonton (Barrie?), Toronto (Kerfoot/Holl?), Florida (Hornqvist), and possibly Carolina (Gardiner).

If I were Arizona I would target Florida or Edmonton who are in the most desperate spot for cap relief; or even both if you could pull it off and acquire Barrie then flip him with retention to Florida who need RHD help.
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