Mar 19, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Saskleaf</b></div><div>Why do you think he is too small for the 3rd line, and why can't Vesey play line 4? Too small is not a reason.</div></div>
Engvall, Spezza and Boyd I would be penciling in for the 4th line. Maglin will be in and out.
Robertson's playoff debut was simply because he was the best of the rest - and yes, he made the most of the oppotunity. But, given the direction Dubas has taken in his UFA signings (200lbs + and can skate), it heavily suggests to me the organization is going to send Robertain somewhere for further development. It all adds up to Robertson being too small for the bottom 6. A year abroad will not hurt him - it will allow him to fill out his frame a bit more, play with men and this, make him far more top 6 ready a year from now.
Everyone is in a rush to put him in the line up when frankly, there just isn't a need to do so.
Robertson is top 6 skill. So, put him somewhere where he is going to see top 6 minutes, because that isn't happening in Toronto..... this year.