Yeah and it depends on how the kids develop. Also, are there a lot of teams that run rookies at the checking line center position? Seems that's where you want your vets who are used to the speed/pace of the game and have experience shutting down other teams. I know about J Staal but anyone else?
Ryan O'Rielly for the Avs. It's not common, but I wouldn't want us to lock our 3rd line into a full "checking" role just yet, especially with some the offensive talent that we believe we have coming up.