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02-24-2014, 03:41 PM
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Soundwave
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Originally Posted by raab View Post
Been saying this since the Yakupov draft, we don't need high end centers when we have 4 really good offensive wingers. We need two way centers with muscle who can retrieve the puck and have some average passing/playmaking skills. If I had it my way I'd have had the Oiler lineup looking something like this.

Hall-Berglund-Yakupov
Perron-Couturier-Eberle
Penner-Bozak-Hemsky
Gazdic-Hendricks-Jones/Smyth

I want to see two way guys down the middle, that's how you win championships. Obviously we would have picked Couturier in the 2011 draft and traded for Berglund. Added Penner through UFA.

People need to stop falling in love with point producers and start falling in love with good two way guys. I'd take a Jonathan Toews over a Malkin every day of the week.
That's overkill for 2-way centers, then people would be saying "why do have all that talent on the wings and no big time center for them to play with?". Couturier + Bozak/Gordon would be more than good enough.

They should have traded up in the draft to take both RNH and Couturier.

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