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08-27-2008, 12:53 PM
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Carbo thinks about trying SK at center during the training camp to resolve the problem at the C position.
Finally! A big, tall Cent.... waitaminute.

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08-27-2008, 12:54 PM
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Even if it does work, who's the other winger?

They must think that D'Agostini and/or Pacioretty has a good shot at making the club.

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08-27-2008, 12:55 PM
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Stupid idea, it didn't work before, it won't this time.
It was 1 game, and now he has the rest of the summer to work on his face-off skills and his defensive aspects of the game, look at how Pleckanek and Kovalev worked together the 1st try, i'm surprised you'r not jumping on this so that A.Kost would play on his right

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Finally! A big, tall Cent.... waitaminute.
Hes taller than Koivu and Plekanec.

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08-27-2008, 12:56 PM
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I didn't know Sundin played for the habs and needing replacing this upcoming season.

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08-27-2008, 12:57 PM
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But why? We have the shoe-in Selke winner Chipchura.

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08-27-2008, 12:57 PM
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Even if it does work, who's the other winger?

They must think that D'Agostini and/or Pacioretty has a good shot at making the club.
Yeah, but Lapierre would be moved to the wing on the bottom line.. it'd be something like..

Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
Pacioretty-S. Kostitsyn-A. Kostitsyn
Higgins-Koivu-Latendresse
Lapierre-Chipchura-BGL

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08-27-2008, 12:58 PM
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Hes taller than Koivu and Plekanec.
According to my avatar, he's only tall enough to reach Andrei's nose.

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08-27-2008, 12:59 PM
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Carbo thinks about trying SK at center during the training camp to resolve the problem at the C position.
It's not something I would think of doing. But if he's going to give it a try, it's much better to be done during training camp. Instead of attempting it during the regular season.

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Anyway, I'd be willing to see what he can do I think he might have the necessary qualities. But as was pointed out, he failed at it last year although he didn't get that much of a chance.

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Stupid idea, it didn't work before, it won't this time.
The kid played how many games at that position? Give him a chance. He has a lot of skills to play center but sure, he needs to learn and work on others like faceoffs,etc. He as the speed, the vision and the ability to pass the puck like almost no one on the team.IMO, he's a lot better than Higgins at that position. To be effective, Higgins needs to play wing to fight in the corner and get the puck out of there.

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08-27-2008, 01:00 PM
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Yeah, but Lapierre would be moved to the wing on the bottom line.. it'd be something like..

Tanguay-Plekanec-Kovalev
Pacioretty-S. Kostitsyn-A. Kostitsyn
Higgins-Koivu-Latendresse
Lapierre-Chipchura-BGL
I really like those lines, though Kosto would be there somewhere. He was never benched when even when he played like crap last year, and is coming off an outstanding playoffs. At least in there for BGL when we play a team with no heavyweights...

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You don't move down your Captain in order to accomodate a second year player...didn't play centre as a junior...

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You don't move down your Captain in order to accomodate a second year player...didn't play centre as a junior...
Since those lines are all 1A/1B/1C and will be rolled accordingly, he's just third line for the sake of it.

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If I remember correctly, SK played as a centre late last season, and he got destroyed at faceoffs.

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If I remember correctly, SK played as a centre late last season, and he got destroyed at faceoffs.
That's what happens when you're a winger all your career and you start taking face-offs at the highest level.

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No S. Kostitsyn at center. If somebody needs to play there, it's Higgins, as the third line center.

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No S. Kostitsyn at center. If somebody needs to play there, it's Higgins, as the third line center.
S. Kostitsyn makes more sense than Higgins at center. At least S. Kostitsyns natural play making instincts will be much more at use at center than Higgins shoot first mentality and not as great vision.

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If I remember correctly, SK played as a centre late last season, and he got destroyed at everything.
There you go.

People on this board think you can just flip a winger over to center and not miss a beat.

Chipchura, who's been a center his whole life (as far as I know), still got sent down last year because he wasn't strong enough on faceoffs, among other things. And yet Sergei Kostitsyn's going to catch on well enough to center our second line in the span of a few weeks. Sure thing.

There's a reason why you hear a lot more about centers being converted to wing than wingers being converted to center.

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You know the media frenzy is ridiculous when you're discussing replacing a player that has never even played for your team.

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There you go.

People on this board think you can just flip a winger over to center and not miss a beat.

Chipchura, who's been a center his whole life (as far as I know), still got sent down last year because he wasn't strong enough on faceoffs, among other things. And yet Sergei Kostitsyn's going to catch on well enough to center our second line in the span of a few weeks. Sure thing.

There's a reason why you hear a lot more about centers being converted to wing than wingers being converted to center.
That's what I was saying, but in the end, Carbonneau si the one talking about this experiment.

Color me concerned?

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Don't really see the harm in trying it.........

SK is a bright kid with a big heart. Who knows.

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That's what I was saying, but in the end, Carbonneau si the one talking about this experiment.

Color me concerned?
I understand that it's tantalizing from a coaching perspective because of Sergei's incredible vision and play-making ability. In a perfect world, Sergei probably should have played center his whole life. But hey, nothing we can do about it now.

Like TheGoalJudge said, there's no harm in trying it in camp and in the pre-season but it's not an experiment I would put all my weight behind, personally...

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It's definitely the right time of year to be trying these things and if anyone can teach him to take a faceoff it's Carbs. I definitely think the kid has all the tools...

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Like I was saying in the Lapierre thread, it's clear to me that Gainey and Carbonneau don't have confidence in Chipchura as the #3 center. I don't know how I feel about Sergie playing center, but I'd be shocked if these weren't the top two lines:

Plekanec between Kovalev-Andrei Kostitsyn (you don't mess with success)
Koivu between Tanguay-Higgins (maybe the best 2-way line in the league)

After that, fill in the blanks:
Chipchura between Laraque-Kostopoulos/Begin probably becomes your energy line
Sergei between Latendresse and Lapierre is all that's left, but then why wouldn't you just let Lapierre play center? Maybe they do see a Pacioretty or D'Agostini having a shot.

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