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3rd Line Center to Vancouver
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07-13-2012, 05:42 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
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:
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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