The Stalberg situation
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12-28-2012, 10:30 PM
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Stalberg isn't a NHL center. Period.
You're probably right - but we don't really know for sure until it's tried and failed.
What we do know through experience is Kane is not an NHL center - at least not for 82 games a year where his size would eventually catch up with him. We also know that Kruger is a center but not a top-6 talent. Sharp for whatever reason is no longer an option at 2C. Pirri seems to have taken a step backward this year in terms of scoring in the AHL and offense is his strong suit so I wouldn't count on Pirri playing 2C for the Hawks. Any of the wing-to-center experiments that have been tried in Rockford are pretty unlikely to work in the NHL.
So ... we're right back to where we've been the last 2 seasons - nobody to play 2C. Why not give Stalberg a change if he shows something in training camp and exhibition games (if there are any).
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