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08-26-2013, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
That's if the team is healthy all year, we don't really have a plan b if Gordon goes down. I thought we learned last year when petrell and smyth both had to play center in a game. Not sure how it would hurt to have had another proven center on this club, even if it's just for ***** and giggles.

Only having one center that can win draws and play defensive hockey is going to end bad for this team. Not unless one of those other's can step up, but why take that risk in the first place?
Who was Boston's fourth line centre? L.A's? I ask because I honestly couldn't tell you.

And no, depth doesn't hurt, but you still have to work within the cap, not to mention there's only so much ice time to go around. Do you see a lot of proven NHLers willing to take a proper fourth line role (meaning seven or eight minutes a night) on the off chance they can move up the depth chart in the event of an injury?

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