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03-30-2014, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Why was DD the number one center to begin with? He didn't earn it.

Again man, Vanek and Max are elite wingers. Give any of those three other centers that we have that kind of opportunity and they'll all produce, no doubt about that. Galchenyuk might make that line ten times better, but we don't know because we haven't tried anything different. It's DD or bust for MT.

Ridiculous to think that he's the only guy who can produce with those two man.
It's not really hard to understand, man. Galchenyuk was needed at wing before the Vanek trade because he was, with Pacioretty, our only skilled left winger (Bourque doesn't count let's face it). He was therefore kept on the wing. DD was given a chance with Patches and Gallagher(deserved or undeserved, it doesn't matter at this point), grabbed it by the balls and ran with it.

Now, we are in the thick of it, trying to win and it wouldn't make sense to break the line up to give a chance to Galchenyuk hoping that he will develop more at center between Vanek and Pacioretty.

Also, I want to keep Vanek and I don't think that putting Vanek on the wings of a guy that's practically a rookie is a good sales pitch. Next year, when( and if) the ink has dried on his contract, why not.

Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Bozak is a good example.

Its like somebody citing chemistry with Steve Rucchin playing between Kariya and Selanne. What chemistry? There's a center who's been blessed to play with two top shelf wingers... that's it. Same thing here only on a smaller scale.
Steve Rucchin was basically the defensive babysitter for Kariya and Selanne. He didn't have chemistry with them to the level that DD has chemistry with Patches. Notice how DD is relatively close in points to Patches while Rucchin is world's away from Selanne and Kariya ? That's because he wasn't involved in their plays like DD is involved in Patches or Vanek's plays.

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