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01-25-2013, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by L'Aveuglette View Post
He would sure be useful up in Ottawa right now playing on the 2nd line instead of having to slot in Daugavins imo.
Da Costa is a centre though, and Daugavins was far from bad in his role last year.

I really like the way Da Costa has played in Bingo, but he just has no future on this team. Looking down the middle Spezza and Turris aren't going anywhere for obvious reasons. Smith brings some valuable toughness, and has 5 years left on his contract anyways. While JOB is one of our better penalty killers (leads forwards in SH TOI per game, and overall) and plays well enough 5 on 5 to have the roster spot. If Spezza or Turris got injured then (not now, but in the future) Zibanejad could take their spot even though he will likely be playing wing. If Smith or JOB got injured then Regin could take their spot. Even if Da Costa moved to wing there likely won't be room in the top 6, and unless our other prospects do nothing, then there might not even be a spot on the 3rd line.

We might as well try and package Da Costa with Bishop

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