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02-13-2013, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
I wouldn't worry about Stamkos at centre. No other country can throw out four elite centres, and realistically none of them can even send out three. I wouldn't want Stamkos out against Malkin, but other than that he can be used in pretty favourable matchups.

I agree on keeping Stamkos at centre, but I do think he has a bit of wing experience. I believe at the 2009 WCs he played with Spezza and St. Louis, with Spezza at centre, and was quite successful.
Fair enough, I was out of the loop with respect to the Worlds for a few years, living in the U.S. Yeah, against teams with very strong 1st lines (Sweden and Russia) I'd view the Stamkos as our third line, and try and have the Toews line (maybe with Bergeron at RW) out there against Malkin or the Sedins.

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