Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XV
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06-28-2012, 09:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Langway View Post
Oates talked about how centers should be playmakers and make those around them better offensively so from that standpoint I'd look at Perreault, assuming he's still around, at 3C over Laich unless they're going for very different looks in the bottom six. On the surface the new approach should be good for Perreault. I've never been entirely sold on his skating but hopefully a byproduct of being a more up-tempo team is a relatively higher conditioning level.
while he said that, i am not sure that applies to the 3c slot if the team plans a traditional checking 3rd line. i find it hard to believe that after the playoffs that beagle had that he will be reduced to a 8 minute a night 4c. i dont expect anymore bench ov and play beagle for half the game anymore, but i'd be stunned to see beagle fall into steckel's role.

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