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03-10-2013, 08:50 PM
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Yeah, centermen that are better suited to be wingers. Not excellent 2 way players that are also good on faceoffs.

Centermen that get converted to wing more often than not either have a deficiency defensively, lack size/strength or are god awful at faceoffs.
Depends on minutes, as well. If putting a guy at his natural centre position means you're dropping a top 6 player (for example) to a bottom 6 level, then often you're not going to do it. Good example of that being LA with Carter and Richards (both of whom are excellent two-way players and good on faceoffs). Granted, good centres are enough of a rarity in the NHL that it doesn't happen often, but it's another consideration.

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