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03-04-2013, 09:15 AM
Lionel Mandrake
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Originally Posted by Ginu View Post
You don't trade Plekanec because you have Desharnais. He's not well rounded enough. Either keep them and shift DD to wing if we want to fit them all in, or deal DD.
Desharnais is good enough for a 2nd line center role, nobody's going to convince me otherwise. I don't know what it'll take for our fans to stop underrating him. Is it the Napoleon complex again? Not every player on a team is going to be flawless. I'm not talking about building around Desharnais, I'm talking about a 15min 2nd line center. Not debating the fact Plekanec's better. He is. But: what's better? Plekanec at 5M to play on the 2nd line, or Desharnais at 3M with the addition of a top-6 winger/top-4 D acquired in a transaction for Plekanec?

Again, this is down the line, not right now obviously.

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