If gainey absolutelly wants a center, what are options B through E on UFA list?
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06-27-2008, 10:12 PM
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If we don't get to sign Sundin and Bob said he is looking for a center, what do you think are the next options for Bob?
I know we could always trade but only with UFA centers, what would be the next 4 options you would go for in order?
I would have to go with
PlanB: Peter Forsberg (Less expensive than Sundin, even if he misses part of the season, we have enough depth)
PlanC: Bobby Holik (Good Shutdown guy that will provide some extra weight on the team)
PlanD: Sergei Fedorov (Getting old but might be a good fit with Kovy and Kostitsyns)
PlanE: Glen Metropolit (Seems to be a guy that's really tough to play against, not expensive and always liked the way the guy plays)
I think Plan B, C and D would be to move Higgins to center...the more I think of it the more sense it makes. I think if you tell him before the season he has a month to get used to it and by December it's second nature, I think if you give him a guy like S.Kost who carries the puck well(sort of plays the playmaking cednter role while Higgins is strong defensively) and Lats who is very strong down low and from 20 feet in, you should have a very good 2nd line calibre combo and would cause great matchups after the Koivu and Plekanec lines.
I'm not a big fan of Fedorov Holik or Forsberg, they are worn out, washed up or too slow for the Habs style.
The UFA market is A LOT deeper on the wing with Jagr Hossa Rolston Demitra Straka etc.
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