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06-11-2010, 07:33 AM
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Why can't Brock Trotter become the #2 center?

Only the biggest habs optimist thinks that Plekanec is coming back. Columbus, even the Leafs are looking for a center.

If we keep Moore as our third line center and put a skilled center like Trotter with Cammy and Akost in a contract year, why can't we make this work?

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06-11-2010, 07:34 AM
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Trotter has been a LW the entire time he's been with us. He was mostly a LW at DU as well I believe.

Why would you pay him 1M?

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06-11-2010, 07:36 AM
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Trotter has been a LW the entire time he's been with us. He was mostly a LW at DU as well I believe.

Why would you pay him 1M?
He's not ready for a big role like that anyways. The only centre in the system who could be a second centre is probably Maxwell, and I don't think he could do the job. There's always Desharnaies, but he's so small so it would be a huge risk. We can't enter next season without Plakanec or finding a good replacement for him if he leaves.

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Brock Trotter's father is on HFboards?

I'm not really an optimist but I'd be surprised if Plekanecs didn't return.

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He's not ready for a big role like that anyways.
I never said he was ready for the NHL, I'm not a big fan of the way he plays, was just letting the op know that Trotter doesn't play center or hasn't so I don't think they would move him there.

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Simple: because Trotter isn't really a center. And because that depth at center is pretty scary. I'm all in favour of giving Desharnais (I think he's also more proven than Brock) a shot at a center spot this year, but it would be on a third or fourth line to begin with, not the 1st or 2nd. Something like...

Cammalleri - Plekanec/Other UFA - A. Kostitsyn
Pouliot - Gomez - Gionta
Lapierre - Moore - Moen
White - Desharnais - Pyatt

When we had a kid line for a game this year, it worked a bit, and White and Pyatt now have some experience under their belt. Give D.D. a little PP time, and see how it goes.

Trotter should play a few games next year assuming he's back, but he won't have a full time spot barring something crazy.

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Simple: because Trotter isn't really a center. And because that depth at center is pretty scary. I'm all in favour of giving Desharnais (I think he's also more proven than Brock) a shot at a center spot this year, but it would be on a third or fourth line to begin with, not the 1st or 2nd. Something like...

Cammalleri - Plekanec/Other UFA - A. Kostitsyn
Pouliot - Gomez - Gionta
Lapierre - Moore - Moen
White - Desharnais - Pyatt

When we had a kid line for a game this year, it worked a bit, and White and Pyatt now have some experience under their belt. Give D.D. a little PP time, and see how it goes.

Trotter should play a few games next year assuming he's back, but he won't have a full time spot barring something crazy.
I don't think Desh should be on the 4th. Being small and offensively gifted , it's just not his element.

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I never said he was ready for the NHL, I'm not a big fan of the way he plays, was just letting the op know that Trotter doesn't play center or hasn't so I don't think they would move him there.
I know...I was just adding to what you've said. Bottom line is ;

-YOU : He's not even a centre anymore
-ME : He's not ready

= no for Trotter being our second line centre...

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Why can't Brock Trotter become the #2 center?

Plain and simple, because is not a center!!!

Close this thread, please.

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Plus, Desharnais's better. And he's small, and french!!!!!!! He's the perfect match.

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Yeah, I don't think Trotter coulb do this...

Like others said, the only one who COULD (MAYBE) play on the second line as a Cman is Desharnais, but our top6 is already soooo small. I don't think it would goes well... Damn position....

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1- Not a Center.
2- Not a top 6.

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Trotter isn't a center, he's a (left) winger.

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He's not ready for a big role like that anyways. The only centre in the system who could be a second centre is probably Maxwell, and I don't think he could do the job. There's always Desharnaies, but he's so small so it would be a huge risk. We can't enter next season without Plakanec or finding a good replacement for him if he leaves.
It would appear that he lacks experience at center but anything is possible. During the season, you need good depth and Trotter can and could fill in temporary. Would he be successful? most likely not. I have seen nothing last year that would indicate that he could fill in at center let alone the second unit. He plays like a winger and is having some success in the AHL so why shovel the deck with him.

Desharnaies, talk about being with the wrong organization. We are so small and he is the smallest of all. Sure he plays bigger and I like him alot but .......the question I ask is how long can we keep him for? 1 more year in Hamilton? He is a special player and I see him being a good player in the NHL with the right cast. Almost a little Fleury and man Fleury was good. Could we sneak him on the 3 or 4th line for a year????

If Plekanec walks, I really don't see another alternetive aside from Cammy to take on that 2nd unit center job. the problem with this would be that for me Cammy on the wing seems more natural and he is having success on the wing and has played more the wing so I keep him on the wing. The guy getting prep for this is Maxwell and he is at a wall, still needs work in the AHL. Marleau is a good center perhaps one of the best but I see him liking the wing better plus the cash this guy will want.

Bottum line is if Plekanec walks, we will have to make some sort of trade if we want a top center. Looking at potential move due to cap hit and cash flow of certain team can be interesting. July 1st is coming real fast.

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I know...I was just adding to what you've said. Bottom line is ;

-YOU : He's not even a centre anymore
-ME : He's not ready

= no for Trotter being our second line centre...
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1- Not a Center.
2- Not a top 6.
Aaaaand this topic is done for now. Trotter... not gonna be a centre, let alone #2, on this team anywhere in the near future.

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If Carbo was still our coach, they'd try Sergei at center.

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Sergei at center is not great.

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Sergei at center is not great.
Sergei as a Hab is not great.

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Only the biggest habs optimist thinks that Plekanec is coming back. Columbus, even the Leafs are looking for a center.

If we keep Moore as our third line center and put a skilled center like Trotter with Cammy and Akost in a contract year, why can't we make this work?

$51.56k Salary Cap

Pouliot 1 Gomez 7.3 Gionta 5
Cammalleri 6 Trotter 1 AKost 3.2
Moen 1.5 Moore 1.2 Lapierre 1
Pacioretty .9 White .8 Pyatt .8

Darche .6 Maxwell .85 or Conboy .5

Markov 5.7 O'Byrne .94
Subban .87 Spacek 3.8
Gorges 1.1 Gill 2.25
Carle .8

Halak 2.5 Price 2.5

Trotter could very well become a top 2 centermen for the Habs.....when he's ready!!! He's not even close right now....he has a long ways to go before he cracks a spot on the top 2 lines.

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Only the biggest habs optimist thinks that Plekanec is coming back. Columbus, even the Leafs are looking for a center.

If we keep Moore as our third line center and put a skilled center like Trotter with Cammy and Akost in a contract year, why can't we make this work?

$51.56k Salary Cap

Pouliot 1 Gomez 7.3 Gionta 5
Cammalleri 6 Trotter 1 AKost 3.2
Moen 1.5 Moore 1.2 Lapierre 1
Pacioretty .9 White .8 Pyatt .8

Darche .6 Maxwell .85 or Conboy .5

Markov 5.7 O'Byrne .94
Subban .87 Spacek 3.8
Gorges 1.1 Gill 2.25
Carle .8

Halak 2.5 Price 2.5
Before plugging somebody in the top 6 they should let the guy get his feet wet in the NHL.

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Is trotter ready to play wing on 3rd line in NHL next year?

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