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March 6, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Blake Comeau (17) celebrates the goal scored by center Evgeni Malkin (not pictured) against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Honda Center. Comeau recorded an assist on the goal. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

3. Blake Comeau Was a Great Addition

Speaking of Comeau, he really was a great addition. A gritty forward with good offensive skill, who really helped the Avalanche against the Wild. Well, Matt Duchene still ended up being a minus-3, but we’ll get to that later.

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The deal with Comeau is that, in my opinion, he really shouldn’t be on the top line, despite being one of the best player’s in the season opener. He should much rather play on the Soderberg line and help those guys with their defensive game. Soderberg, who surprisingly played on the first PK-unit, is generally really good offensively, but has his struggles on defense. Putting him between two rookies simply doesn’t seem to be the right choice.

Before the game, I already said Comeau shouldn’t be on the top line, and after seeing the third line’s struggles, that wish only got stronger. Try Rantanen on the top line, try Mikhail Grigorenko or try something else, but please don’t “misuse” Comeau. In today’s NHL, secondary scoring is extremely important, and Comeau and Soderberg with X could be a terrific third line.

Please do something about that, Mr. Roy.

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