Official Predators Off-Season 2012 Thread
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05-20-2012, 09:12 AM
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Im not sure that its because they can't play center in Trotzs system as much as it is that we already have Legwand and Fisher so if we want Wilson and Smith on a "scoring" line its going to be at wing, for now... in two years, who knows?
That's true. I'm more hopeful for Smith making the move at this point though. We can't forget that Denis Arkhipov was on track to be a scoring center and flamed out, Cal O'Reilly had that potential and couldn't hang. Legwand has underwhelmed offensively (relative to his draft position). Daniel Widing, Nick Spaling, Blake Geoffrion and Austin Watson are all centers taken in the first two rounds... it's certainly not that the Preds aren't trying to add scoring up the middle, they just haven't had anything pan out yet.
We could argue that they haven't signed or traded for one, Arnott being the exception though certainly not a gamebreaker.
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