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06-28-2012, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by PricePkPatch View Post
DD proved to be a hell of a competitor anywhere he's been sent. He shined playing with Gomez and Gionta against the Bruins 2 years ago. He shined as a top center. He never quits, he's a competitor.

I don't see why people obsesses over his size. He's got more heart and mental in him than half of the Capitals' put together.

And he's homegrown, playing in his homeland. You don't trade these kind of players away. He hasn't been a defensive liability, and know how to compensate for his small size, even taking advantage of it more often than not.

He may be tossed around in board battle, but he comes back and has the stick agility to get out with the puck anyway. Remember how he beat Chara in a 20-seconds puck battle behind Thomas, during a PK, 2 years ago?!
Thats why I say we move him to the wing. There is 2 scenarios right now.
1. Stay patient with Galchenyuk. When Gally is ready to take the offensive duties of a #1 center and Eller is ready to take the defensive duties that Plekanec takes on while providing a similar 50 point output, then you trade Plekanec.
2. Go with the punch of Gally-Plekanec-Eller, move DD to the wing. DD can survive anywhere and his vision will suit him well no matter where he plays.

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