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06-11-2010, 07:49 AM
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Originally Posted by #11 Saku Koivu View Post
Simple: because Trotter isn't really a center. And because that depth at center is pretty scary. I'm all in favour of giving Desharnais (I think he's also more proven than Brock) a shot at a center spot this year, but it would be on a third or fourth line to begin with, not the 1st or 2nd. Something like...

Cammalleri - Plekanec/Other UFA - A. Kostitsyn
Pouliot - Gomez - Gionta
Lapierre - Moore - Moen
White - Desharnais - Pyatt

When we had a kid line for a game this year, it worked a bit, and White and Pyatt now have some experience under their belt. Give D.D. a little PP time, and see how it goes.

Trotter should play a few games next year assuming he's back, but he won't have a full time spot barring something crazy.
I don't think Desh should be on the 4th. Being small and offensively gifted , it's just not his element.

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