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Bourque out for 8 to 12 weeks
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08-31-2012, 10:29 AM
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I won't disagree about White being particularly weak at face-offs. He is, although I ponder the idea of how many face-offs he'll have to take per game, barring icing calls.
He did in fact play centre at the tail end of last season. The season before, he also saw some time in that position. His defensive game is not the greatest but playing 6-8 minutes a game didn't hurt the team then, so why now?
I don't mind him on the wing. He's effective either way.
On the topic of Bourque's empty spot, I'd like to see Palushaj, Leblanc and Armstrong getting their chances. If anything clicks, great! If not, prepare for the Moen-Plekanec-Gionta line. Unless of course, Gomez tries wing...
White has only played center when injuries forced him into that position. He is too slow and uncreative to play center effectively. White is probably the slowest skater on the team and a center is expected to cover more ice than any player on the team. I believe they would try Prust ahead of White if they were in a pickle as he has also seen spot duty at center but is a better skater.
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