Roster/Trade/Etc Discussion Part V
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03-06-2013, 12:57 PM
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I may be in the minority but I'm hoping the Ryan at centre experiment ends for good. He may have flashes where he looks good there but I think he's far more effective on the wing - he's also less of a liability when he decides to float around for nights on end if he's on the wing. Not to mention he's terrible in the faceoff circle.
No, you're not in the minority at all. As great as our depth finally is, we can't find linemates for Selanne... go figure.
The other thing I want to end is Ryan and Selanne being on the same line. People have waged that it would work for years, but it just doesn't. Again, I know it's not popular opinion, but Ryan looks like he's on another level to me when he's on the first line. Palmieri is finally coming into his own as an NHL player and personally I think his speed and forechecking ability can really benefit Teemu on that second line (as opposed to Ryan whose looking to cycle and roam around the zone).
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