But really, though, he's got a gritty side to him. Comparisons are always gonna be misleading when you mention the likes of Giroux and Forsberg, but in terms of being a smart, skilled do-it-all player with a bit of an edge at times, it's accurate.
I think he'll be a C long-term but have looked very good at W as well.
Dacosta, Smith and Even Lindholm from what i have seen are much much more effective at center.
And Turris and Spezza are locks as centers.
Turris was very effective as a winger in the playoffs for Phoenix when he 'broke out' and we've seen chemistry between Spezza and Turris before. I have no problems with him moving to the wing if we got a talented player like Lindholm. Even still, Da Costa is a guy that will be breathing down Turris' neck, too.
We have a very talented young core moving forward and any top 6 forward (potentially) we can grab will only enhance our chances of success...though personally Drouin would be my target.