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08-10-2006, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by RedScull View Post
Why, exactly, would we move a centre so we can bring in a winger? Who would play centre on the second line? Higgins (having played all last season at wing) and Plekanec (though a better idea) can't fill those shoes. And which line would Dumont play on, the third? Or move Ryder to the checking line? The proposed idea lacks any kind of thought.
If we wanted Dumont we need to free him a spot on 1st or 2nd line wing, right?

Who is your weakest link among Koivu, Kovalev, Samsonov, Ryder, Ribeiro and Higgins?

Higgins is a natural center, drafted as one and moved to the wing because we had a jam in that position. I dont see how he couldnt return to that position, with the Carbonneau and Jarvis coaching. Hes actually still one of the better faceoff men we have on the team and does have playmaking skills to put 1:1 goals/assists type of numbers. Imagine one of the following:

Samsonov Koivu Kovalev
Dumont Higgins Ryder


Ryder Koivu Kovalev
Samsonov Higgins Dumont


Samsonov Higgins Kovalev
Dumont Koivu Ryder

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