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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeymanG23 View Post
    That’s interesting. It surprised me at first glance but he was playing center at the U20 tourney between Laine and Pulj wasn’t he?
    Yes he did but that was mostly because they had no other options. He played wing in Liiga as well. He probably has played center in junior but the WJC tournament was the only place I've seen him play that position.

    But he has a lot of good qualities you'd want from a center. He's defensively reliable, loves to have the puck on his stick and is a very good playmaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko-Pouko View Post
    I remember reading an article from the Carolina GM (I think?) who said Aho needs one more season playing wing and then they'll move him to center. I don't know if he can be their #1C but sounded like they might try that at least.
    Oh wow- that definitely IS interesting.

    Man Im worried about Skinner. Literally the only comparable I can draw is Evander Kane. To me Kane is used the way he is because despite his physical gifts he suffers from too much puck selfishness and not enough hockey IQ imo. You put him on your third line and he can wreak havoc single handedly. You put him on your powerplay and all he does is bogart your quality chances with his fire from anywhere mentality. Im not saying thats Skinner- Id really like to believe it isnt- but how can someone that productive stay buried on 3rd and 4th lines with no pp time?? Is he a puck dummy (good player- low hockey IQ)- like Kane? Again I hope not- but were at a stage in his career where he should be demanding more quality rime...
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    This article is dated and doesnt speak to hockey IQ specifically- which would presumably entail things like split second decision making and so forth- but it definitely douses the idea that hes not smart. The article suggests hes very bright:

    https://www.thestar.com/sports/hocke...long_time.html
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    Looks like Aho at center might be happening sooner than expected.

    Cory Lavalette‏ @corylav
    Peters said Aho can be dynamic in the middle. Practiced him there today so he can be ready when the team needs him there. Said he liked the lines from the end of the Avs game.

    Betting money is on Aho starting at center tomorrow.
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    The new VP of Hockey Operations, Paul Krepelka, was on The Full 60 podcast with Craig Custance and it's worth a listen. This guy was a super agent with the Orr Group and walked away from it cold turkey. He's now going to be leading contract negotiations and gives some insight on how Tom Dundon is going to be running the team. Even drops a few hints about how they're going to be turning some heads this summer...

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    Skinner is getting shopped. Imagine his return if he was traded last season and not this offseason
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