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03-30-2013, 12:15 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Southern IL
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My take is that he was more pleasantly surprised than thinking it could be a full-time thing. I don't think he has the speed to be an effective 200 foot center.
It could be. The article also mentioned Oshie's other brief stints at center being good as well. This is in line with what I remember as well. Of course, I doubt an article is going to say that "Oshie was a dumpster fire at center, but the Blues were out of options so they figured what the hell".
Could he play the position for 82 games? I have no idea. I just remember him filling in there nicely a few times and being productive there in college. With Schwartz, Steen (who I agree is better at wing but a capable center), and maybe Lehtera, it isn't as if the Blues would have to go all-in on the idea, but it could be worth a look.
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