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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.

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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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