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07-31-2005, 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Nuclear
Do you think he could play a wing on the Flyers? Think Hitch would ever put him in that position?
He doesn't need to.

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Handzus is better than a 4th line center, but that is the roll he will play, i think, at least to start the season. If either of the two rookie centers struggles, Hitch could easily plug Handzus into one of the other lines. Actually, the main thing I expect both Carter and Richards to struggle with, at least at first, is face-offs. Young centers coming into the league often aren't quite strong enough yet to out-muscle some of the bigger veteran centers. I think you'll see them move Carter to wing sooner than Richards, though. If he struggles, I can see them moving him to right wing and moving Roenick back to center on that line.

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