Why is Girgensons playing wing?
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10-06-2012, 01:21 PM
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I want a strong centre down the middle, that's all. Don't see that developing anywhere else on this team. Cody could be great but he's more finesse for sure. And Ennis is 5.9. Ott/Leino are not centres. Forget this year, three years from now tell what they have that can be powerful down the middle? Grigorenko. Maybe? Centres are so much more valuable than wingers. Sabres love to screw around with players. This team never does enough with its talent.
It's nice you have so much faith in the way Sabres develop prospects. I don't. Myers is withering, Vanek should be so much better, Stafford (don't need to say anything), Etc. I think Regier drafts/trades well and the coaching system doesn't get enough out of guys.
I feel you but I do think it's too early to say for sure that Girgensons isn't the guy to move to wing out of all their centers. He has already shown he's equally effective at both positions. You could always make him a center defensively and winger offensively if paired with a guy like Ennis.
But the important thing here is that this current business has nothing to do with whether or not he'll be a center down the line. It is very common for centers to start out in the pros at wing, especially in these overloaded roster circumstances. He and the team are both being put in a position to succeed right now and if you want him to get good minutes (which is obviously more important), playing him at wing is the most likely way of achieving that as there are already good centers to take the big minutes and the minutes are easier to handle with limited responsibilities.
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