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02-25-2011, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
\At this point, especially in a 40 team draft where you can't hide him on a second line behind two better offensive players at even strength
And yet, that's exactly what I've done.

Roy Conacher-Syl Apps-Gordie Drillon
Keith Tkachuk-Dale Hawerchuk

Apps is obviously a first-line player. Conacher is a first-line LW in a 40-team ATD. To top it off, Hawerchuk could have been a first-line center this time around (he was exactly the 41st center picked).

Tkachuk's powerplay dominance is an asset, not a negative like you portray it to be, and he's been given the supporting cast (two of the four other forwards and Denis Potvin) to succeed.

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