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11-20-2010, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Utah View Post
I would think Wheeler would be the guy if he can play all forward positions...even though he shoots right. He only makes 2 million, he is big and just coming into his own. The only guy worth giving up young talent for...Ryder is older and overpaid and a RW, Sturm is hurt....I don't know who else they would dangle...
Wheeler does play all 3 positions. He was on the left wing on Krejci's line (with Ryder) his first season, and that was pretty effective. Right now he's playing Center because Krejci is out, and doing fairly well at that. That was something that was attempted during training camp with Savard out, the thought was to put Seguin on the wing to start his career, but the Bruins ended up going with Seguin as 3'rd Center initially. He's getting stronger on the puck, but although he's bulked up he isn't overly physical. Great penalty killer. Sturm is close to coming back (within maybe 4 weeks), but also has a NTC and is UFA end of season. Ryder has been playing much better this season, but as mentioned gets too much coin and is also UFA end of season.

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