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11-30-2012, 02:40 AM
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Yashintangibles
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I don't really agree with the thought on HF that a center should get automatically more credit than a winger. I know center is supposed to be a tougher position.

But in today's game any top 6 forward, center or winger must provide average defence at minimum, the gap between a center and a winger regarding their 3 zone presence is constantly getting closer.

That being said, Giroux being younger and cheaper is an obvious choice, but I assure anyone who doesn't watch the Devils playing that when a winger like Kovalchuk is on his game, he might a pure domination, controlling the flow and pace of the game as much as any über-center in the league.

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