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01-21-2013, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrb1p View Post
Annnd this screams move DD to the wing and put him with Chuck or Eller.
Ya actually it does. This is how:

Bourque - Plekanec - Cole
Pacioretty - Galchenyuk - Desharnais
Moen - Eller - Gionta
Prust - White - Armstrong

If you like, you can explain why this lineup doesn't deal with the size problem. Each line has balanced size and scoring.

Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
Wouldn't it be better to get rid of the 34-year old, 45-point, Brian Gionta who makes $5M instead of the young, still learning, very creative center who will probably cost us $3M at most?

IMO, Gionta is basically a mid level 2nd line RW, but would be better suited on the 3rd line on a winning club.

What this team needs is wingers. We have two top-6 caliber wingers. And only one of them are young.

If we could move Pleks, DD, or Eller for a really good Top-6 winger that's young, pull the trigger. Otherwise, don't let DD go because he'll make more than $1M or waive him like suggest earlier in this thread.

We can win with DD in the Top-6. We can't win (consistently) with 2 horrible top-6 wingers.
Ideally, but you have to wait until next year to get rid of Gio. We have nobody to replace him right now. Again, the problem with DD isn't his skill. He's a top 6 forward. But playing him at center affects the rest of the lineup.

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