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05-05-2008, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by RedScull View Post
I think it's important to look at the future of the team. We can only count on Koivu being a top 6 center for another season or two. If we deal Plekanec for Jokinen, then we're still looking for a top 6 center, maybe as soon as next season.

Plekanec is also an accomplished left winger. If we get Jokinen and keep Plekanec, we can use him at left wing, and when Koivu slows down a bit more we have centers a-la Dallas right now. Jokinen, Plekanec, Koivu with Chipchura or Lapierre rounding out the 4.

Next season it looks like (using arbitrary lines):


Then down the line it's (again, arbitrary lines):


I don't know how it would work, but if we can deal Jokinen without dealing Plekanec that would make for a VERY secure future at center. Listen to me go on. I'm not even a Jokinen fan.
Plekanec sucks when playing LW.

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