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03-03-2012, 11:19 AM
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Too many second-line centers: Worst than ever?

Let's pretend we're drafting a 1st line center next year, we end up with 4 players fighting for second-line center duty in the upcoming years. We have Plekanec, Desharnais, Eller and Leblanc. The problem is, even if we need a third-line center as well, we can't develop the 3 younger ones at their full potential while keeping the four of them.

My suggestion is to keep Plekanec as third-line center on a two-way checking line. But for the second line, we would still have the 3 youngsters fighting over for the job. If we try to develop all of them as centermen, they will not play enough minutes to develop to their fullest. We need to either develop our top 6 talent in the top 6 at some point, we can't keep busting our prospects by making them play bottom-6 forever.

EDIT: Alright, there's other solutions than trading. But we still can't make them all play center. Who would you convert as a winger full-time?

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