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07-22-2013, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
At worst your #2 center? That's fairly hopeful. He wouldn't be a #2 on a good team as it stands now. He'd be best suited for a #3, easy matchup situation. In an ideal world, Grigs and Girgs both surpass the level he is at now. There is no reason to give this kid something he hasn't earned. Let him earn his money with competition chasing him down.
We appear to be talking about the same thing -- 2nd line as in, the "other" offensive start center. They have players to slot in as checking guys from Larsson to Girgensons to Kea or Compher. At worst, he's got the early-Roy thing mastered, back when Vanek, Roy, Afinogenov got the cake minutes behind the Briere line (#1) and the Drury line (checking).

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