Unlikely Draft Scenario
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12-19-2012, 11:39 AM
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I am not counting these two as centers. Tatar plays wing and is more than capable of playing in the NHL at that position. As a center? I don't think so. Nyquist is better as a playmaking LW/RW. Haven't seen him play C as much (maybe in college?
Our center depth is awful and I would go for MacKinnon ahead of Jones. I was very impressed with his performances at WJC camp. But no way Detroit drafts this high anyways.
Yeah, last time Nyquist has been a center was at Swedish juniors. I just don't think he ever moves back, this is his fifth season in-a-row as a winger. You don't have any faceoff ability, it's really hard to build back from zero.
Same for Tatar. When is the last time he has been a center? At Slovakian days? I don't remember any center games at any season after he was drafted by Wings (at 2009). At slovakian national team he has been a wing.
You just can't change wingers back to center (even with some junior history) as easy as centers can adapt to wingers.
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