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12-10-2012, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by eva unit zero View Post
Only because they prefer to use Sharp and Kane at wing, and want to use Bolland in the 3C role.

Last year was odd for the Caps as Backstrom was injured for half of the season. Grabo probably outplayed Johansson but I wouldn't put him above Laich, who normally plays the wing despite being a natural center. So that's arguable as to where Grabo goes, depending on how you handle Laich.
Such a terrible, terrible argument.

It is not a matter of "can Grabovski easily de-throne every guy who can possibly play center on a contender". It is a matter of looking at if Grabovski can find a place as one of the top-6 forwards on a contender. In other words, if a team had their 1st-line and the wingers on their 2nd line at contender status, could Grabovski be that #2 center and have the team compete.

Sharp - Toews - Kane
- Grabovski - Hossa

is better than

- Toews - Kane
- Sharp - Hossa

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