: Value of:
high scoring winger vs two way 55-60 point centreman
View Single Post
11-04-2012, 06:15 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Originally Posted by
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.
This really isn't argument about what position you would build a team around, it's about which kind of player has more value.
I already mentioned it depends on the 'end game'. If you want to put butts in the seats and NEED a Gaborik-type player to do that even though your team is going nowhere, then that's one thing. If you want to win the Stanley Cup, which should be what every team tries to do...every year, than that's something clearly different. Centers have more value than wingers, anyone that actually thinks otherwise are trying to run in and defend the Phil Kessels of the NHL.
View Public Profile
Visit Bender's homepage!
Find More Posts by Bender