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Forum: Mock-Draft22 jun à 15 h 46
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As you all have been talking about, I think the most realistic way that Guerin could address their need for a top-6 center is through trade. Obviously, the top 2 candidates to be used in a trade to acquire that center are Brodin and Dumba. For me, personally, I would hang onto Brodin, and give him a contract extension when they are allowed to do so. He is just one of the absolute best defensive defenseman in the game, such a smooth skater who's positioning is so, so good. While his offensive ability will never be the greatest, he did seem to show more of a willingness to jump up into the rush and into the offensive zone than in the past, and it showed with a career high 28 points in 69 games played, and I believe he should be a 30 point top pairing D for probably the next decade.

While Dumba does have the exciting and dynamic offensive ability (kinda like Brent Burns), I just simply do not know if he is ever gonna be a huge point scorer even with his skillset. I do love his work ethic, enthusiasm, and leadership abilities, but I feel like you could maybe get more value in return for a younger right shot offensive defenseman, whether.

As for the Cirelli offer-sheet option, I have been in favor of this for a while, as Cirelli seems very much to be the kind of center who can drive play and produce offense, all while being a great playmaker and defensive player, kind of like a Mikko Koivu. Could be good on a line with Kaprizov or Fiala.

Ultimately, whenever this upcoming offseason is, I think that aside from goaltending, the center position is of utmost importance for them to improve if they want to have a better chance at competing and being a playoff teams the next couple of seasons