Thread: Speculation: 2012-2013 Sharks Roster analysis
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02-29-2012, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by superroyain10 View Post
Well, you raise an interesting point, and this kind of goes to Vaasa's tenet about PROSPECTS and keeping them.

Where DOES Wingels fit next year? He's not going to displace anyone in the top-6; not even close. The only reason he's gotten a sniff this year is because of injuries He's a capable third-liner, but not as effective as Winnik, Moore, or Galiardi. One could argue that given his skillset, he's even less preferable than Desjardins or Handzus on the bottom lines. Talent wise, at least in my eyes, he is inferior to Sheppard; that is another road block in his way.
Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
What I see is that Wingels is very capable of fulfilling a 4th line role, but being a very able and versatile top 6 substitute for short periods of time. I could see him as a regular 4th liner while being held in reserve.

Out of curiosity, have you heard of any interest in Stuart by the Sharks? Not interest from Stuart in returning of which we are all aware.
Im not sure what skillset you are referring to, but id be willing to guess he has some very good underlying numbers this season. 3rd liners are generally role players, and i dont see wingels fitting in there. but he could easily displace desjardins in the 4th line if he keeps his play at his current level.

this may sound like hyperbole, but desjardins had a very long time in the top 6 and for me did less than wingels has in february which was our worst run this season.

if there are stats to say otherwise then ill eat my humble pie, but i have faith in wingels and he needs to stay on this team because he is on track to play in the top 6

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