Thread: Salary Cap: $59 million in 2010-11?
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04-22-2010, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
How does a guy who just finished his rookie season and a guy who is now a fixture on the left wing solve our problem at center?

As long as EC is your 1st line center, you have problems at center. That's not to say he can't get better, but no team wins in this league without being strong down the middle. It's not about making your superstars better, it's about making the other players better. It's about controlling the play.
Really I don't understand how people don't realize this. Just look at the past cup winners and tell me when was the last time someone won without a real 1st line center? Most teams actually had two great centers, and I don't see anyone currently in our system that will realistically be able to be one. Stepan and Anisimov might still turn into at least a good 2nd line center, but even if we somehow develop one ourselves, we will sooner or later have to pay him some big bucks.

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