Sheffield Steelers: the return of the munchkin line!

Jeff Legue - Sheffield Steelers
Jeff Legue - Sheffield Steelers
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The most renowned ‘small-stature’ line in Sheffield Steelers’ history was, arguably, the Tim Cranston-Tommy Plommer-Les Millie ‘munchkin’ unit.

They proved you don’t have to be tall to be effective.

Jeff Legue illustrated the same when he paired up with deadly goalscorer Joey Talbot and workhorse Ashley Tait. And then there was Mike Peron, Erik Anderson and Paul Sample.

Now Legue believes his modern-day line with Tyler Mosienko and Rob Dowd could continue recent good form and turn a few heads.

“I think this line has some longevity in it” says Legue. “We might not be the biggest line but we are fast and can hound other teams, Dowdy and Tyler are so relentless with their work ethic, the chase pucks down, create turnovers and in turn that creates us scoring chances.

“Goals always give you confidence, goals for yourself or goals for your line. We got the big one last Saturday against Coventry but on Sunday we had three with Dowdy, Tyler and myself all picking up points.”

Legue is happy to play wherever coach Gerad Adams wants. “If G wants me to play third line centre I will, if he wants me on the top six I’m happy there too. In fact as long as it helps the team win I don’t mind although think I’d be a bit upset if he put me in goal.

“It was always going to take me a little time to get back in the swing of things but I think people will have seen over the last weekend or two that I’m getting there.

“We have worked ourselves out of a run of bad results and have now strung two wins together. We have the chance to increase that this weekend. Dundee won’t come at us as hard as Cardiff did. They will trap and play defensive just looking to counter and score on the break. We need a fast start but if Dundee hold in there we can’t panic, last week showed us we have 60 minutes to get the job done. We are experienced enough to find a way and we will.”