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06-10-2013, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by orange is better View Post
I love how people assume that keeping Giroux, Schenn, couturier and Laughton will lead to an elite group of centers...

Ice time is a thing... A thing that young players need to develop. Keeping all these players at the same position for an extended period of time is a death wish to 2 of them, destroying any future trade calue, while we refused to trade one of them for something we actually need. Balance.

Also, we so easily throw couturier in with datsyuk, staal and Bergeron as the defensive center so important to a cup winning team, yet neglect to acknowledge that Laughton projects to be a darn good 2-way center...
Laughton is unproven. Couturier isn't.

Edit: And I'd rather keep the better of the two anyways.

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