#Senswatch Episode V: Eugene Strikes Back

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  1. The Abusement Park

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    I wouldn’t consider him a true shutdown c. I know he’s been deployed as one for us and has done pretty well but he’s still more of offensive guy with solid 2 way play.
     
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    Trying to imagine the scenario where Dutchy and Stone gets traded within the division since neither one of them are coming here.
     
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    Um, yeah he was. In fact he was the definitive 3C in the "dead puck era." He was the 3C the entire time he was with the Avalanche. Are you seriously not remembering correctly???
     
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    Nope. As I've maintained and as someone else already posted, he's a decent stand-in 2C, but he's not a legit shutdown center. He's not best served in a 3C role, no matter how much Bednar fervently believes he is.

    O'Reilly was just plain too good for the role. Nikolishin and Laperriere were decent stand-ins but weren't the answer long-term, and the less said about Tyler Arnason, the better.
     
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    I think 3C's are more like Soda these days and less like Yelle. They must drive their line offensively, not just be a shutdown guy. Pageau IMO is currently the best 3C in the game.
     
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    Agreed, but back in the day Yelle was the perfect 3C. I'd argue he'd have been a little more offensive, and was actually more productive when he had linemates like Ricci and Keane, but during some of those "prime" years he was saddled with guys who were decent defensively (Shjon Podein and the king of shot blocking, Eric Messier) but couldn't score to save their lives. And really, when your top two centers were Joe Sakic and Peter Forsberg you probably didn't need to score a whole lot.

    I think the best line talent-wise he ever centered was a then-rookie Chris Drury and Shean Donovan. They actually reunited that line briefly when all three players ended up in Calgary.
     
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    In all likelihood, Dorion will make sure they both end up in the Central just for revenge.
     
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    Just absolutely destroying the return in the process too. Duchene for Dillon Heatherington and Landon Bow.
     
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    Like when Vince sent Razor Ramon and Diesel to destroy the WCW. Petty Dorion.
     
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    Good for Matt. Especially good for us if she takes her time and he misses the game tomorrow and/or Thursday.
     
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    He will dedicate his performance on Thursday to his child you can bet on that. Matts gonna kill us that night.
     
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    If Dorian is smart, he'll try and trade them with signing agreements to get the max value for them. He's not, so who knows
     
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    He waited too long. These guys are UFAs in less than six months and can have the vast majority of the league coming to them.
     
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    Probbaly. I see Duchene ending up in Nashville regardless. Stone hopefully stays out of the central
     
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    Worst case scenario in the Sens/Ducks game last night
     
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    Makes sense. Probably had to fly to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for the birth.
     
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    Go Kings
     
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    Looks Ottawa is going to win another in which they trailed early and were badly outshot. I have to give them credit, they don't quit and give maximum effort.

    I don't believe that the Ottaw pick will be top-5 when it is all said and done.
     
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    Back to back away games and no duchene, and gonna win both lol. Thats hockey for ya
     
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    It would still be funny if they arent the worst team in the standings in the end but somehow manage to "win" the lottery haha.
     
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    We lost at home to that same garbage Kings team lol
     
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    Another bad day to be an AVS fan. Ottawa, Minni and the Oilers winning - things are getting close now in the standings.

    Kudos to Ottawa for not quitting. Bad for our pick of course but you have to respect the effort.
     
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    **** you, Kings! What a bunch of BS...
     
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