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07-01-2012, 01:18 AM
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Which of our center(s) would make the best winger(s)?

I really thought the dealing of Carter and Richards would at least clear the C logjam on the roster, but fast forward a year and we've got G, Danny, Schenn, and Couts all looking like they belong in our top-9. Not to mention Wellwood who impressed me to the point where I feel like he should be on the roster and centering the 4th line with Talbot and whoever as the RW. So which of these guys is most suited to wing? I really feel like Couturier and Giroux belong in the middle; G is obvious and Couts should really be developed as a C, hopefully the eventual #2C behind Giroux. So that leaves Briere or Schenn. I kind of hate Briere's defensive game as a C but he generally seems more comfortable there, and Schenn's game seems a little more suited to playing the wing up and down the wall. But curious what everybody else thinks.

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Eric Wellwood is not a center.

Simmonds-Briere-Schenn is how the season starts IMO. Schenn on the wing for now.

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I would put Briere on the wing. Schenn at center.

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Eric Wellwood is not a center.

Simmonds-Briere-Schenn is how the season starts IMO. Schenn on the wing for now.
Yea, I could have sworn he lined up at C a fair bit last year but apparently not, so they'll need a 4C as I'm not a fan of Talbot in the middle. Either way I don't want either of Schenn or Couturier on the 4th line.

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Yea, I could have sworn he lined up at C a fair bit last year but apparently not, so they'll need a 4C as I'm not a fan of Talbot in the middle. Either way I don't want either of Schenn or Couturier on the 4th line.
4C is either Holmstrom or a UFA. McClement, K. Wellwood, Burish, and Konopka are all good at faceoffs.

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4C is either Holmstrom or a UFA. McClement, K. Wellwood, Burish, and Konopka are all good at faceoffs.
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Briere at the wing has been tried and it has failed.

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Eric Wellwood is not a center.

Simmonds-Briere-Schenn is how the season starts IMO. Schenn on the wing for now.
As much as I want Brière moved to wing, I expect this to start the season as well. Schenn will take on the defensive responsibilities of the center position though.

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Briere is to easy to exploit defensively

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Briere at the wing has been tried and it has failed.
Then he has no place on the team.

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Pick your poison.

Briere seems less effective on the winger, but then you gain defense up the middle.

Briere in the center is more effective, but then you lose defense up the middle.

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Then he has no place on the team.
He's super-ultimate-clutch in the playoffs, as long as he shows up there, the Flyers will complain.

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He's super-ultimate-clutch in the playoffs, as long as he shows up there, the Flyers will complain.
He clearly isn't clutch in the play-offs. He concedes more points than scores them.

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Briere needs to be moved out to wing. I always agreed he's a better center but at this phase I think Schenn is capable of producing his numbers next year, so go with the kids

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Schenn could play wing, but it's time for him to grow into a center role with the Flyers. And Briere IS clutch in the playoffs, Spongolium.

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It is a good thing to have a logjam of centers on your team. With that said I think Briere should be tried at wing again, even though he doesn't play as well. Talbot should also be moved to wing and we should bring in a real fourth line center.

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I think Schenn will start on the wing, with Briere at center:

Schenn-Briere-Simmonds/Voracek (these are both RW, not LW to whomever put Simmonds on the left above)

I'd rather see Briere moved to the wing, though. He'd probably be a RW as he's right handed and had enough trouble in the D zone as it is.

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Briere needs to waive his NTC and go back to Buffalo. It's been good, but it's time to move on. Leino would be stoked.

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Briere needs to waive his NTC and go back to Buffalo. It's been good, but it's time to move on. Leino would be stoked.
I don't see why the Flyers would want to trade one of their best and most consistent playoff performer.

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I don't see why the Flyers would want to trade one of their best and most consistent playoff performer.
If you look at even strength, he is on for more goals against than for...therefore hurts the team more. And if we were to trade him...and he waived his NMC...we would gain assets that would help the team more.

Example: trading Briere for Gerbe and a 1st rounder. Then we take the 6.5 mill and manage to sign Parise for 7.5 mill. So then it's like Briere + 2.5 mill in cap space for Parise, Gerbe, and a 1st. Good deal right there!!

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If I was Laviolette, I'd play him on the wing no matter how ineffective he may be in the regular season. Once the playoff hits, flop him and Schenn.

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Yeah i really wish we could trade briere. Hes good offensively in the playoffs but the guy concedes way too many goals. He gets scored on more than he puts uppoints and he wouldnt have to be "clutch at scoring goals" if he wasn the reason we are down in the first place. Look at his playoffstats. High ppg yet a huge minus.

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