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03-17-2013, 07:10 PM
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Drop the Sopel
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post

Wellwood has the same amount of goals as Jordan Schroeder this season, and only 2 more assists. What makes you think he would be any better than Schroeder? I would rather call Schroeder up and play him in the role you'd give Wellwood, than give up assets for Kyle Wellwood. I don't see how he's an upgrade at all.
Because he's significantly better in the faceoff circle, better defensively and more apt to produce offense than Schroeder. When Wellwood played centre last season he put up 50 points - he averaged 18 goals a year as the Canucks 3rd line centre. He just didn't rack up any assists when paired with Steve Bernier and Tanner Glass.

Schroeder may get there one day, but as of right now, he isn't ready to centre a 3rd line on a playoff team. Wellwood on the other hand has gone head to head with decent players and stayed afloat. Something the team desperately needs right now.

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