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06-01-2012, 03:00 AM
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Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
Not sure why it's so difficult for NHL employed personnel to see what's pretty obvious to most of us. Benn is most effective when he has the puck more. Coming up he was a guy who apparently played well off of other puck carriers and got to open spaces to shoot but he is a (dare I say) elite puckhandler in the NHL. His size and reach combined with his strength on the puck make him more suited to a center's role IMO.

I'm fine with him being a Zetterberg tweener type but it should be clear that if he gets moved from center to the wing that it's because the best option for a talented linemate that could be found is a less adaptive player who is "only" a center, like Brad Richards, Modano, etc.
I think this is some kind of behind the scenes game. Either Benn is privately unhappy at C, and this is noise to convince him to accept less $, or the team is making a push for a 2C like Stoll (sticktap to BigG44 in the other thread), promising a top 6 role to entice a guy like that to sign in Dallas.

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