Thread: PGT: Habs Lose 2-1
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02-07-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
Goes to show you, I think center is actually our BEST position as far as depth is concerned.
Well, our defensive depth is pretty good, but only so long as Markov and Subban are both there. The rest are above average role players though.

But center really isn't the problem compared to our winger strength. Looking at just the east, the only teams that have more than one very good C are Pittsburgh, Tampa, arguably Carolina (but Jordan Staal has been as bad offensively as Eller so far this season, with less of an excuse), arguably Washington (I'd say Ribeiro is better than Desharnais, but hardly a game changer). I wouldn't consider the Flyers there, Couturier is not that great yet and Briere is such a liability defensively he's playing the wing half the time. Of these teams, only Pittsburgh and Tampa are very good right now - and Tampa was below average last year and is riding on some unsustainable shooting %s right now.

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