Could Arcobello Be A Short Term Replacement For Gagner?
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01-01-2013, 10:24 PM
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I think Arcobello could be a Marchant like third line center if he becomes a stud faceoff guy. 2nd line center might be pushing it.
Arcobello is many things, tough on skates, tough as nails, but I don't think he's a grinding centre. Finesse #2 centre in Gagner's build.
He's going to be a downgrade. The question is, how much of a downgrade?
Here's my line in the sand - Arcobello is producing well with a healthy Eberle and Hall. BUT we haven't seen what a great (RNH) centre can do with those two, because when RNH left, Hall was only then getting his wheels back.
Who knows? Maybe even Lander or Horcoff (
) could produce with those two. Let's not forget this isn't actually the NHL, it's still the AHL. Not a knock on his gargantuan performance when this team is about as top heavy has anything in existence. It's just a little premature to sell off Gagner, who I'd argue has been given a little bit of a short stick in his time here yet has still produced at the NHL level, for a player that has yet to produce at the NHL level.
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