Thread: Speculation: Derek Roy-5 reasons to keep him
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05-17-2012, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LoveDaSwords View Post
To me, the case to keep Roy boils down to one word.


Ever since the co-caps, we have been searching for center depth. We finally now have 3 guys who can play a top-6 center role. This really cannot be understated.

We're finally at a point where we don't need to shoehorn in a wing like Hecht, Leino, or Adam into a top 6 center role except in case of multiple injuries.

If Roy is moved out, he needs to be replaced by a center who can play in the top 6 to maintain this depth. Could be the return in the trade, signed in FA (although let's be clear, FA market is no slam dunk either...there are 29 other teams who may be interested in Stoll and his ilk), or could come in a parallel trade.

But I'd rather make the other move BEFORE moving Roy so that worst case scenario we still are 3-deep at center.
Ruff thinks Leino is a great 3rd line center, or at least better at that role than as a scoring line winger. So, to them it's perfectly "natural".

Also, the younger players need room for their egos to grow in that locker room, and the veteran core is hogging all the light.

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