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05-01-2013, 03:49 PM
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Legwand is too good at faceoffs, and too good defensively to move to the wing.
If Weiss is not a 3rd line center, then at best, as with Fisher and Legwand, he's a #2. I just don't see the real upside of signing yet another #2/#3, over-30, center. If we bring in Weiss, it is only as a replacement for Fisher or Legwand, not an addition to, and I feel like the organization has already made the choice to go with the latter two.
While Leggy is good defensive forward his faceoff numbers are not impressive at all. only above 50% one year and career 45% in faceoffs. In his 13 season he has averaged 15 goals a year at center. The one short stint he was on the wing he was productive but injuries forced him back to center. Two seasons above 20 goals in the NHL you could count a prorated third for this past season. He has been the eqvilent of a 3rd line player his whole career but has played 1st line. This has been and still is an issue. All the fans and Trotz think Mr Pred is a 1st liner. Unless this mentality changes the team can't move forward. The current roster does not have a single 1st line player and no Wilson has not proven yet that he is either.
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