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02-25-2011, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr Bugg View Post
Hawerchuk could have been a first-line center this time around (he was exactly the 41st center picked).
Hawerchuk is a very good second line center, but Tkachuk is clearly your go-to even strength goalscorer on the line. It's not quite like Devil's team in ATD 2010 where Keith was behind both Savard and Martinec as the third best player on the line.

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.
It's a negative if he doesn't get to use those talents, because it makes his actual ATD offensive production considerably lower than his on-paper resume would suggest. Your top line and Potvin are almost wholly irrelevant to Tkachuk's production at even strength. Potvin will likely play a few ES minutes/game behind your second line, I'm sure, but what in the world does your first line have to do with Keith Tkachuk's even strength performance?

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