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    Yeah until Nelson shows that he can raise his game consistently and do it vs good opponents, the guy is better suited for the fourth line.

    Nelson does everything for this team. As a senior he is more than capable of a top 9 role.

    Except create offense. 10pts as a junior is not top 9 production. But he’ll definitely get a chance next year and hopefully he can start putting the puck in the net like he did in Luverne.

    Exactly, I don’t expect huge production out of a third liner without PP time but I agree that kind of production in a big ten heavy schedule isn’t ideal. You can hope he comes back stronger next year and doesn’t get injured but it’s understandable that people were more optimistic when he was slated to be fourth line center rather than third line center and having a fourth line that looks like it can barely tread water.