It May Be Time To Re-Visit Kessel at Center
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02-13-2013, 09:49 AM
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If you said this last season, then no. However, times have changed and there is a definite improvement to Kessel's defensive game under Carlyle's system.
That being said, why not consider JVR at centre too?
He was a centre when he was drafted #2 overall. Why not have JVR as centre instead?
I just don't think it's a possibility right now because we have a logjam at the centre position. Also, Bozak has been doing fine and I don't see the need to move him from #1 (that is unless we get a #1 centre in a trade).
This is a good question, he's doing well on the wing, anyone will notice Phil and JVR are striking up a good chemistry, why would we want to break them up? This is not so much penalyzing Bozak but maxing out our assets and talent base.
Kessel and Lupul already are very good together, again it's nothing new with other players in the NHL, Sundin was a RW until moved to Center, Giroux also, when a player is ready as Kessel this season is, for those that notice, he is buying into RC's defence first approach. Why not put our most elite player back to his natural position.
Who knows, we may have not seen the best of Kessel yet.
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