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12-09-2012, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by JKsilverstick View Post
Glad to see you agree he is not a winger. Seems to contradict your entire argument that he is actually a winger on a center-weak team, but hey, you're learning.

I had already told you that replacing any of the 3 players with Grabovski would still result in a cup, and the other 2 you mentioned weren't even #2 centers. But the more logical question is, is he a top-6 forward?

The answer is yes. He would be the 4th or 5th best forward on essentially all contenders.

And since he plays center effectively and it is his most comfortable and sensible position, he could play there if there wasn't a better option (like he does on Toronto). If there is a better option for #2 center, then he can switch to wing (or go to a contender that is in greater need of a #2 center).
An argument based on ifs, hardly compelling for a player that has never seen a NHL playoff game. Quite a leap to claim he could replace any top 6 fwd on a cup winner isn't it?

BTW correction, he isn't a winger because we simply don't know for certain because it hasn't been tried. But after 4 years of a good center for an awful team, not a cup winner. I am willing to try a tunnel visioned mediocre center in comparison to the rest of the league on the wing. Nothing to lose.

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