#3C to Vancouver
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02-18-2013, 06:21 PM
Join Date: Nov 2011
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While this is true it isn't a need but it is a want say one of Center's get hurt in the play-offs who do we have to play C. Ebbett I hope not Ebbett is an okay player who gets lit up defensively. We could use the insurance of an extra forward who can play on the 4th line and win draws in the defensive zone.
IMO, there is a big difference between Kesler or H. Sedin getting hurt vs Lapierre or Schroeder getting hurt.
If Lapierre or Schroeder gets hurt, I think we'd be fine either shifting Higgins or Burrows to centre. Both have played centre at the NHL level.
If Kesler or H. Sedin get hurt it really doesn't matter if we have another 3rd line centre as we'd need someone who can carry a top 6 line. I've been pushing for another top end centre who can play wing for a few years now. This year it's Weiss+ (for Luongo). Last year it was Jeff Carter (for Schneider+). I don't think that this need is met by bringing in a "#3C" though.
Fixing our problem where we need a LHD to play on their wrong side and getting a guy capable of playing centre in a top 6 roles are our team's priorities right now.
Weiss + Weaver + 1st for Luongo + Ballard is what I'd be hoping for (with maybe Upshall included as a cap dump). Fixes both problems.
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