What happens to our centers next year?
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03-09-2012, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by onemorecup View Post
Eller should be #2 and Grigs #1
Folks the midget is a bandaid for us , he is not top 6 material on any good team
what good team would the midget be the #1 center ????
he lacks size, speed and top end skill like a Fleury , or St.Louis
Pleks has to get moved , period this summer
If we dont draft Grigs , Leblanc should be groomed as on of our top 2 centers
he was a center when drafted and now he is a right winger in the minors
the dude has a very high hockey IQ
as good as the midget has played ...we are 15th folks
are you guys going to tell me that Leblanc and Eller is any worse
than the the Pleks/DD combo at center
I will tell you YES, Eller/Leblanc is definitely worse than Plekanec/DD. Unequivocally and without any doubt.
give them top 6 minutes , pp time and the same wingers what drop off would you see for a 15th place team ? at least they have upside
Please tell me you are joking about DD. He is doing terrific for us. Have you noticed that he, Cole, and Pacioretty have this thing called "chemistry" and are our #1 line because of it? Have you missed the fact that Pacioretty will probably get 35 goals and Cole could possibly reach 30? Who do you think has been feeding them the puck? David Desharnais. So, of course, you want to replace him with Leblanc?? Leblanc who is so great at center our organization has shifted him to the wings because he is such a great center. Our organization that has been looking for size at center desperately but shifted LeBlanc to the wings because he is NOT a capable center, is now supposed to throw away Desharnais, our #2 point producing player who leads the team in assists, and move Leblanc back to a position he has proven to be weak at???
Wow, you really need to learn about what it takes to build a winner at the NHL level in reality rather than based on video games. You do NOT destroy the chemistry of your top scoring line because you hope that one of two other guys might be able to outproduce the guy who is leading your team in assists in his first full year in the NHL!!! You do realize that DD is only playing his first full NHL season, right?
Maybe, MAYBE, you trade Plekanec to get something we need and see if Eller can produce with Bourque and Gionta. Only if you are getting something significant in return, though.
I know our team is in last in the East, but that certainly isn't DD's fault. I don't know, maybe it had to do with our #1 defenceman and our team Captain being out for the season. It might have been due to the poor play of Cammy and his inability to continue to produce with his linemates. It might have been due to a lot of things other than David Desharnais. Heck, why not trade away Paciorety and Cole and move Leblanc and Geoffrion up to Desharnais' line. We are in 15th, certainly Geoffrion and Leblanc could do at least as much as Pacioretty and Cole with the increased top 6 minutes , pp time and the same center that Cole and Pacioretty had. Right? Right?
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