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05-11-2013, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Highway to Cap Hell View Post
Nash want return a second line.

If we move Jordan to wing, the options of 2nd line center are:

Skinner (lol)
Ruutu (LOL)
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Yet Ruutu centered a very successful line with Skinner as one his wings. Again, he's not a great center but JStaal is far from one too. That's be a tough line to defend and gives more playmaking from center ice.

I still see a lesser version of Keith Tkachuk in Jordan. Yes, KT could play center but wasn't as effective there as on the wing (see his ATL days for a case in point).

Think of it this way. If you looked at his past season and prior ones in Pittsburgh and Jordan's last name was Smith, would everyone still insist that C is the only place for him? I think too many times guys are labelled and those labels become associated with them. Skill sets aren't comparable obviously but Ovechkin's move to RW sparked a huge resurgence. For years he was always thought of strictly as the prototypical LW.

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