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07-09-2013, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Nome of that matters. Even if it's true that those players can not switch wings, if they were the opposite hand and all other things were equal, they'd still achieve greatness on the other wing. Same can be said for defensemen.

Wing is wing.
Bolded is interesting.

Assume for a moment that we accept your premise as bolded. So we would rank the top X Centers and the top X Wingers. Offensive wingers would dominate and the defensive wingers like George Armstrong, Bob Pulford, Craig Ramsay, Jere Lehtinen and others would have a hard time slotting in the initial list submissions. The ones who played some center would be far removed from center consideration.

Conversely a .5X / X / .5X, LW / C / RW consideration opens slots in the initial submissions for the defensive wingers with a better chance of moving up.

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