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10-15-2012, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Hasa92 View Post
Filppula is a center? Not sure does he sometimes play as a LW but i think J. Jokinen is our best natural LW atleast. The 2 defenceman ain't a bad idea and i gotta admit that i wasn't sure who'd i pick for d-man so i chose Timonen.
It's not so clear-cut actually. While Jokinen has been mostly a winger in the NT, his time as a centre in club teams has been 50-50. In fact, with his latest excursion to Kärpät, he also spent most of his time down the middle. He is something of a multipurpose forward really, as is most of our top talent who are not natural centres.

Filppula is a similarly-cut case. He might be "mostly" a centre, but he's spent plenty of time as a wing in Detroit and in the NT as well. Therefore I'd say he is our best option at LW at the moment.

If you wish to name a guy who is purely a winger and spends his time on the left, my pick would be Niklas Hagman.

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