Beveridge wrote:MRandall25 wrote:DesertPenguin wrote:Pens either need a 3rd line RW to make that line harder to play against, or a new RW for Crosby so Dupuis can move down and fill that role. I'm not sure what to do about the 4th line, but that group has not been effective for us. I like Jeffrey as a player, but Vitale is a better fit for the 4th line. Id rather see DJ take Adams' spot than Vitale's.
Why is Dupuis a problem?
He doesn't say Dupuis is a problem. He's saying Dupuis is probably a better option for the 3rd line than anyone out there if we did get someone to plug in with sid and kunitz. Not that we need someone other than Dupuis, but I agree with the premise of the unspoken.
Bingo. I'm perfectly fine with Dupuis playing with Sid. However, if we did get a guy like Iginla as has been speculated, I'd put Dupuis on the 3rd line and instantly upgrade that group. The 3rd line needs a shot in the arm.