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06-23-2012, 12:43 PM
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Why do we constantly want to put Ennis back on the wing when he was sooooooo much better than any of our centers?
His move to the middle changed the entire feel of the team for the better. The more time the puck is on his stick leading the rush through the neutral zone, the better. If you want to put someone else on the wing, put Hodgson or Roy there. Please stop messing with Ennis. He was by far our best player when he's in the middle of the ice.
Its not a matter of wanting to. Its a matter of down the road that may be best for the team to keep him on a scoring line. Its actually a credit to his versatility and talent that he can not only do it but do it well. Hodgson for example doesn't like playing wing and it wouldn't be a good move to put him there.
As for being our best player. Lets not get too carried away. Ennis was certainly the most dynamic and exciting. But context matters and he was playing easier minutes with a 3 line setup. It reminded me of Connolly before he got knocked out in the 05-06 playoffs. There is big difference between that and being a clearcut top scoring line center.
That said I;m excited to see what he can do this year, particularly if we come into the season with a 3 line setup like we had at the end of the year.
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