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high scoring winger vs two way 55-60 point centreman
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11-04-2012, 05:58 PM
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I'm not sure. I'd probably go with the center myself. The thing is a 30 goal center with top 2-way abilities is incredibly rare regardless of how many assists he gets. If you stuck with a vague 55-60 center like it was in the thread title instead of specifying 30 goals, I'd probably say the 1st line winger because you're just describing a great defensive 2nd line center. The 30 goals part changes it a bit and would make me say the center.
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The center holds more value.
Go through the Stanley Cup Champs the past 20 years and see how those teams were built.
Teams built through the wings are doomed to fail.
Don't get me wrong, the high scoring winger certainly is very nice to have but the team without strength down the middle ain't going nowhere.
I guess it depends what your end game is. If you're talking about regular season success, then whatever. But if you want to win the cup, I would take 3 - two-way 55-60 point centers with a bunch of average wingers over 3 - 40-40 wingers with a bunch of average centers any day of the week.
This really isn't argument about what position you would build a team around, it's about which kind of player has more value.
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