Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread IV: Top-6 Center Stop Gaps? Super Heavyweights?
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09-25-2013, 04:42 PM
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He was a LW (on the top line) with the Rangers and was a very successful LW with Tampa during his years there. The last time he played Center on a regular basis was with Ottawa back in 2000-2001 or so.
He certainly went through a training camp playing center:
Again i'm almost positive i remember him playing center with Gaborik in NY. Maybe it wasn't the full year, but i'm sure it was a good portion.
Hockey news' scouting report:
Sees the ice well and gets the puck to an open man effectively. Usually plays with intensity and doesn't back down from challenges. Can play both wing and center. Produces points quite naturally.
Rangers page lists him as a center:
Edit: A year after the HFboards post and this article says he was slated to play as NY's top line center for the 10-11 season.
Edit2: I should add, thanks for the correction, it does seem he was more of a part time center and not a center for the full season like i thought he may have been. In saying that it shouldn't be an issue for us as we don't need him to play center for long.
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