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01-28-2013, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Fern View Post
On Zubrus' goal it was Cole who let him go. Desharnais is the best playmaker on the team right now. I don't get all the hate. He is a cheap center that gives us more than his salary. IT's unfair to compare him with Staal but if their's one side of the game where Desharnais is better, it is as a playmaker. Size isn't everything and their's a reason why Desharnais never get drafted. At 6'3'' 220 lbs he would have been a top 5 pick. But right now, he is not player as poorly as people here say, he has 2 points in four games. He could create more dangerous plays but replacing him by lazy Eller would be a shame. Lars is playing poorly whoever he plays with. The injury to Pacioretty gives him a break and he needs to catch it. And right now the Plekanec line is our top line. But maybe in two weaks, we will have a thread against Gionta because he is small and can't contain big wingers in the D zone... I like our three balanced lines and I really love our fourth "energy" line. Pretty good team right now.
Desharnais may be the best playmaker on the team but he's not a better playmaker than Staal The guy is an All-Star. Size is very important when you're the #1 center and you're facing other teams top centers.

You don't understand the problem of size at center vs. size at wing. You have to be big down the middle, you can afford to have a few small wingers on your team. Either that or you do the exact opposite which is what Boston has the luxury of doing because of how many big wingers they have, which we don't have. That's why I advocate for Desharnais to be moved to wing.

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