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07-25-2008, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
Keep Anisimov in Hartford for another season. The absolute worst thing we can do is rush him into the NHL at this point.

Keep Dubinsky on the 3rd line for a season and trade for a winger who is close to the end of his contract and is affordable.

Dawes - Gomez - Naslund
Big bodied winger - Drury - Zherdev
Fritsche - Dubinsky - Sjostrom/Callahan
Voros - Betts - Rissmiller/Orr
I think that "big bodied winger" belongs on a line with Naslund, not with Zherdev.

Also, I still say Zherdev should be centered by Gomez, and I have a very hard time believing Renney doesn't feel the same way.

Yes, they both like to hold the puck, but how was that any different when it came to Nylander & Jagr?

Zherdev didn't have a true centerman in Columbus, at least no one very good. He needs a true top center, and that guy is Gomez. I know Dubinsky had a good year, but I think we need to see what he can do without Jagr before we saddle him up with our expected "go-to guy". Also, Zherdev needs 1st-line icetime, not 2nd-line icetime.

Dawes - Gomez - Zherdev
Naslund - Dubinsky - Drury
Kopikoski - Fritsche - Callahan
Sjostrom - Betts - Voros

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