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Defensive specialist forwards are always popular because they tap into our species' universal ideas relating to altruism and sacrifice. That popularity has a tendency to allow for them to easily become overrated.
Yet no team without a high level two way center has won a Cup since 05, and every winner has had a recent Selke candidate.

So in this case no, I don't think that skillset is overrated as it seems to be a pre-req for serious contention. There's a reason Pittsburgh has been far less dangerous in the postseason without Staal.

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