what are the thoughts on perhaps converting bjugstad to a winger? you essentially need 3 skilled centers, especially your top 2. we have barkov as one of our top-2 centers moving forward. then we have bjugstad, trocheck, shore (who can play the wing), and the possibility of keeping matthias and/or goc. I'm personally very high on trocheck, he'll excelled at every turn, scoring 50goals and being the ohl mvp, playing great at the world juniors, at the development camp, at rookie camp, during the rookie games (and their shootouts), at training camp, during the preseason games, and now leading the rampage so far in goals and points. if he continues his strong play in san antonio (and i think he definitely will) i think he'll earn a top-3 center role for us next season. people may think of possibly converting trocheck instead but he's been doing so well id rather just keep him where he is (not saying bjugstad hasn't been great or anything). i also love goc, so id love to keep him around longer, possibly as the 3rd center behind barkov and trocheck, or, shore being the 3rd center behind those 2 is another possibility, but goc gives us some veteran experience on what would be a very young offense in that case. i think he'd handle the wing just fine. and for the record i wanna extend fleischmann and bergenheim, those 2 along with huberdeau we're set at LW. rw we're thin at, bjugstad is a right handed shot and i think he'd look nice on a line with bergenheim and goc. also, being very high on trocheck, if he does in fact continue to impress and maybe gets that 2nd line center spot next year, i would at least explore the possibility of trading bjugstad in a package for a top-6, preferably top line rw.