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03-15-2013, 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by MandyAlwaysKnows View Post
Huge post, but all your points are moo. Because going back to #2, Stamkos can play the wing. In fact I don't think Stamkos should play anything other than the wing. He has work to do defensively and could get exposed on the Olympic stage.
Yes, Stamkos can play wing. Why should he be switched to wing just to accommodate Getzlaf? Stamkos is the better player. Everything you say about Stamkos defensively can be applied to Getzlaf. Getzlaf is still a relatively poor skater, and he did not perform well on big ice last year in ideal conditions.

Originally Posted by MandyAlwaysKnows View Post
Therefore, Getzlaf could be the 2nd line centre. With his play this year, he certainly deserves it.
He has only played 26 games this year, less than 1/3 of an 82 game season. If he goes the whole 48 games at this level and performs well in the playoffs, we have a significant sample size.

Originally Posted by MandyAlwaysKnows View Post
Stamkos - Crosby - Giroux
Tavares - Getzlaf - Perry
Staal - Toews - Nash
Marchand - Bergeron - Seguin
Benn/Ladd/Duchene/Neal/St. Louis
Where is the defensive cover on the second line? Where is the speed?

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