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By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
The Fourth Line
I really dislike the 4th line when the Flyers dress both Jay Rosehill and Zac Rinaldo. Part of it is my admitted anti-goon bias. We’ve gone over that enough times, and I will try no to rehash it here.
Unfortunately, Rinaldo’s progress last season seems to have slipped. Last season, Rinaldo was drawing more penalties than he was taking, and often, when he did take a “bad” penalty, it was more the result of his reputation than his actual action. Quite a few times the boards shook with a legal hit, and the ref saw it was Rinaldo and raised his arm. He’s always going to have to deal with that, so he needs to be smarter.
Thus far in 2013-14, he simply hasn’t been. In a couple...