This team will not succeed as long as David Desharnais is a top 6 center.
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01-21-2013, 04:21 AM
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I have no problem with Desharnais in a top six if he's there as an offensive specialist a la Briere.
Thing is you need two solid two-way centers and a good winger depth (Like Buffalo and Philadelphia did when they were going deep in the playoffs with Briere) if you want to build a good team that way.
I don't doubt he's a gifted playmaker but I have severe reservations about him as an all round center.
Do you think Desharnais is capable of improving his all around game though?
While he's older than other sophomores (and he isn't truly a sophomore either), I think it's easy to forget that Desharnais is still developing. He seems to me to be a student of the game and relatively malleable still.
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