Lavoie: Expect the Calgary Flames to be most active team at the deadline
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03-24-2013, 02:04 AM
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Colorado isn't having any problems getting a top 5 pick with ROR.
Yeah, but Colorado's major issues don't stem from their center depth as they do have Duchene and Stastny.
The Flames center depth over half of the year has included Stajan and whatever 3 wingers they decided to convert that particular day. And with 7 forwards producing at least a 50 point pace (in an 82 game season) they aren't terrible in terms of offensive production. What they are having issues with is keeping the puck out of their net. Kiprusoff is having an off year and they could use defensive depth but a center capable of winning faceoffs and playing as a defensive anchor (like Langkow and Conroy have done before) is exactly what Iginla needs on his line.
Who cares if Iginla, Cammalleri and Tanguay can combine to score a goal a game if they're giving up two. Put O'Reilly in between Iginla and Tanguay and that line might not produce quite as much but they aren't giving up nearly as much either, in my opinion. The team would still have glaring issues simply because Kiprusoff is playing like he is, but they would be filling their most obvious hole and should be better (to what degree would be uncertain) because of it.
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