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08-02-2013, 10:41 AM
Join Date: Jun 2008
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Having Laughton play wing this year isn't a big deal. Richards played wing his first season in the NHL as have numerous other centers before moving back to center. In my eyes Laughton is the front runner for the last top 9 winger spot.
McGinn is better suited for the 4th line at this point anyway
Flyers disagree with you. I remember hearing earlier in the season when they were scratching him they only want to use him in a top 9 role. They do not want him playing on the 4th line because he isn't that type of player. He has the skill and edge to his game where he is suited to park his rear end in front of the net and chip in offense, not just bring energy.
He is wasted in a bottom line role, hence why they kept making him a healthy scratch during the season when Gagne was brought in.
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