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06-20-2013, 06:09 PM
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It would make sense for Avs.
Avs are trying to run three scoring lines without the wingers to do it or the ice time to go around. That leads to one guy having to play a shutdown role with Jones as his winger.
Switching to a top two lines/bottom two lines setup would be better in the long run for the team since you get more clearly defined roles.
Of course trading Stastny for a center with a more clearly defined role isn't the only way to do it. Avs might as well sign Boyd Gordon in free agency and trade Stastny + superfluous defender for a better defender and it would accomplish the same thing.
That Avs might pick a center in the draft is irrelevant since he won't be able to do much as a center for a couple of years anyway. He won't make anyone expendable. He most likely will have to play wing for a while.
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