Thread: Value of: Carl Gunnarsson for a forward
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12-23-2012, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
Yes, for offensive defencemen, on the powerplay, there's an inherent advantage to playing the offside. But those opportunities don't come nearly often enough at 5on5 to make a difference as to which side is played.

It's also not a matter of "displacing" a defenceman. It would be a 5-man rotation when everyone is healthy.
You don' a lot of Canucks hockey do you? With the way our system is set up, handedness is more important then, well, maybe speed, in an Alain Vignault system. For right or wrong, we've had very good players get benched when they can't transition for KTHSN's reasons, and get someone like Rome, who can transition better, get 20+ minutes a night in some cases.

Any way, back to topic, most I'd see the Canucks giving would be Booth for Gunnarsson+, but he's needed here, and Toronto has a fine stable of NHL wingers, I think I can call that case closed on my part, with a polite no thank you from either side.

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