Thread: News Article: Top 25 Centers in the NHL
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07-26-2011, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkey Town 18 View Post
Think of the Bolland ranking this way...

All teams in the league have their rosters swept clean and the GM's are going to re-draft their teams. In the first round of the draft you must select a center. You can only sign a player to a one year deal and then the teams get swept clean again after the season. Would Dave Bolland be one of the first 25 picks? Not a chance.
No he would not be picked as a center in that scenario. All teams would be looking for a 1st line center.

Change the scenario 8 teams going into the playoffs that all have 1st line centers. They all need to add another center. Dave Bollands phone would be ringing like a mad man.

Bollands value is in the playoffs and defense.

I wouldn't pick him in my top 25 centers because I wouldn't be looking for intangibles. Intangibles clearly have value and sometimes more value than points and statistics.

If he is not in my top 25 and he is not Bolland is in the top 30

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