Thread: Proposal: Buf-Chi
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11-14-2012, 09:07 AM
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Luke projects to be a LW at the next level. His skating and defensive awareness are lacking, and that's not a good combination for a center. If he ups his compete and straightens out some of his confidence issues--he's been a mental mess since being demoted last year--he can consistently score goals in the NHL because of his quick, accurate shot. But if he continues playing smaller than his size, he'll be little more than a player who's consistently on the AHL-NHL shuttle to and from the minors.
I can understand why people would think his skill set is better suited at wing, but the thing is that all of his successful play has been as a center. He was AHL roty as a center. He put up points in the NHL as a center. He looked like garbage in the AHL as a wing. And Rolston has finally moved him back to center. His skill set might not fit that position perfectly, but it is where he's played all of his best hockey.

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