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11-04-2003, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by LawnDemon
i can't dispute your pitkanen points. all very true and i don't think anyone was suggesting that the oilers could land him straight-up for comrie (i included brewer in any pitkanen suggestions).

with regard to having no need for another center:

- how many more years will roenick play? bad knees and age will catch up with him within 2-3 seasons.

- do you expect Primeau to accept his 3rd line role when he becomes a Free Agent after this season? he didn't like it when he was with Detroit and i'd wager he doesn't like it much now... just speculation of course.

my point is that it's not always about "now" (although with clarke it often seems like it is). especially when you can land a 23 year old 30 goal scoring centerman. just food for thought...
I'll go through your questions one by one

1) Roenick will probably play another 3 years, minimum. That's why the flyers picked two centers in the first round this year. For the future, they have Carter, Richards, Handzus, Sharpe, and other decent prospects at center.

2) Primeau is very happy with his role. He has been excelling in that spot and they have began contract talks.

So no, I don't believe the Flyers have a need a center for now or the future. At wing? yes, not center.

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