Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVI
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01-23-2013, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BrooklynCapsFan View Post
Laich is not a center regardless of what Mcphee says. He doesn't have the smarts or the strength to play center. He also scored a lot less points playing center than wing. If he's back at wing and playing to his 55 point potential, he slots higher than Chimera on the depth chart. Is that hard to follow?
This.

Other than the MacAfee brainwashing, I have no idea why people are so inclined to view him as a 3C.

His faceoff ability is average to below average.

His speed is average.

His forechecking is average. He's not exactly an intimidating physical average.

His defensive play is good but relies more on effort than hockey smarts.

His primary instincts are those of a winger. He's not particularly good at distributing the puck.

He... blocks shots I guess?

He's paid 4.5 million to bring less than a specialized 2 million dollar 3C would in the role. If we want a real 3C trade him for McClemment or Talbot and pocket the difference.

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