Thread: Speculation: Mark Scheifele to RW for 2012
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05-01-2012, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by vBurmi View Post
Agreed. Little and Burmistrov aren't the one-two duo we need at center if this team is going to ever make it anywhere in the playoffs; They're just too small. As good as Burmistrov is defensively, he's not very strong in faceoffs and we saw his offensive game flourish this season for the short stretch he played on the wing.
I think this size thing, is a little overblown around here. Yeah, it wouldn't hurt to have some more size, but it's not 100% necessary. Giroux and Briere are the top two centers on Philly and neither are 6'0. The best thing Burmi and Little could do was strengthen their lower body more. More so Burmi though. He has the potential to be a first line player and he'll need to be a stronger skater. He obviously has the skating ability already. Just need to get stronger.

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