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04-01-2008, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by le_sean View Post
Sergei is an awful centreman. I didn't like that idea to begin with. Natural wingers should not be converted. Carbo got the hint though and made Higgins centre later in the game. Keep Sergei a winger so in the future you can put a big centreman between him and his brother.
Sergei has the natural skill and vision to be a centreman, but you can't just take up the position in an NHL game at this time of the year with one practice and expect to be good at it. Sergei's probably never taken faceoffs in his life and he's facing guys who have been doing it their entire careers.

The thing I'm worried about is that it seemed to rattle Sergei's confidence - three penalties in the game I believe. Hopefully they take him aside, congratulate him on the effort, but tell him he'll be sticking to the wing.

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