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12-01-2005, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffreyaa
I think it actually raises some potential problems for the Sharks. The old Avs w/Sakic and Forsberg notwithstanding, it has been very unusual for a team to be successful w/two bona-fide [and all-star] number 1 centers. Marleau is the captain, the face of the franchise and a budding superstar [he's already a star, even though a lot of people don't know it...]- I just don't see the Sharks limiting his ice time; but you've got to make room for Thornton's major minutes.
I think quite a few teams have done very well with two top centers. In addition to Colorado, off the top of my head I can think of the Red Wings (Yzerman/Fedorov), Stars (Modano/Nieuwendyk) and Oilers (Gretzky/Messier). I'm sure there are others.

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