Thread: Value of: 3rd Line Center to Vancouver
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07-13-2012, 05:42 PM
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goman
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I think Montreal is a reasonable partner, though maybe closer to the deadline. We have 3, potentially 4 centres that could fit well as Vancouver's 3rd line centre.

1. Plekanec - great 2-way 55-70pt centre, can play in every situation
2. Eller - big young natural 2-way centre with perhaps untapped potential
3. Desharnais - centred the top line all year but could be a great secondary scoring threat as 3rd line centre behind Sedin and Kesler
4. Gomez - could play his way back onto roster and re-establish himself as a 2-way centre with playoff experience

Moving anyone other than Gomez now would create a big hole in our lineup unless Galchenyuk shows he can immediately be a top 2 centre. So that's why I say deadline or later on in the season.

Anyway, our biggest roster needs are:
1. Top 6 LW - preferably a goal scorer with size and speed
2. Top 4 D - preferably a RD with size and shutdown ability
3. 4th line C - shutdown FO specialist
4. Bottom pair D
5. Bottom 6 winger to fill checking roles

The players I could see Montreal being interested in (to varying degrees) are:
Bieksa
Burrows
Edler
Hamhuis
Kassian
Connaughton
Tanev
Lapierre
Sauve

Generally, we want players who have good attitudes and clear, useful traits. Winners, young players, players with size and speed, players with toughness and tenacity all welcome.

Any proposals based around this?

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