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01-03-2009, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by captainpaxil View Post

i think they signed him as a borderline ahler who has some speed and versatility. an upgrade over aging jimmy dowd who could move up on the wing to compensate for the loss of umberger and his abilty to play any forward position. i dont think they ever intended him to consistently play 3rd line center. when briere shifted to wing early in the season you saw why not as he neutered both hartnell and lupul. that coupled with the fact that there has been 4th line center by comittee since tells me where they expected him to play. he can bounce around a lil but his home is on the fourth.
Sorry, but I completely disagree. He is certainly not a borderline AHL player because if he was, he wouldn't have been signed at his current contract, and someone like Kalinski would have taken his spot. He was signed to be our 3rd line center, and if someone better can take his spot, they can. That hasnt happened. I wouldn't put him on my 4th line, based on his size and skill.

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