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10-12-2011, 12:11 PM
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Nails Jenkins
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
I think their plan(front office/coaches) is to play DD on the wing, there is less defensive responsibility there, which is his big weakness at his size. I think having guys like White and Moen ideally you'd want a good center for faceoffs so you can use them in defensive zone draws instead of always Plekanec(we need him in offensive roles) and also on the PK.
Agreed here. I'd like to see Plek get some of the weight taken off his shoulders. He slowed down offensively in the second half last year and I think it was in part due to the taxing minutes he player throughout the year. He is definitely our best offensive and defensive center but it would be nice to have him a little fresher come the end of the game, and more long term, the second half of the season.

That said, I'm not sold on Madden. I'd be looking for a player who plays exactly the role he has typically played, but someone younger and faster. I think he's done at this point. Considering the options, I don't really think it's in the cards this year.

Good point above on the contract limit as well. Better to save for a need, especially with the defense corps in the shape that it's in. Does the 50 man limit refer to players currently under contract? I.e. - if someone gets bought out they no longer occupy a spot amongst the 50?

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