While I don't think there is anything wrong with "sheltering" Horvat's deployment, I don't recall Toews needing to be deployed in a certain way to aid his development. When you're good, you're good, right?!.
Yeah every up-n-coming young centre should be compared to Jonathan Bloody Toews!
What concerns me more is what happens in 1-2-3 seasons when Hank retires. Heck, what happens when this team tries to trout out a 37 year old first line centre.
I take it that PLD has played some centre (assuming he is selected)...but it is looking pretty thin unless people think BoHo is trending toward 25-30 goal territory.
It's reasonable to assume at this point that Henrik can hold the fort at #1C for another 2 years
... and that something like Horvat + PLD will be our top-6 centres thereafter.
Yes, it's reasonable to assume that 21-year-old Horvat will reach 25-30 goal territory.
I realize rebuilds are tough, but please try not to panic Mr Mondi...
I do like the extra special attention I get from your Doc, you seem to take it upon yourself to personally respond to the majority of my posts. I must admit, I kind of like it.
Of course, I was joking in comparing BoHo to JTo. Then again, there are some similarities between their games AMIRITE?
I'm glad to see we're ad item
regarding the fact that this team is taking part in a "rebuild".
I'm also hopeful that BoHo and PLD are capable of manning lines 1 and 2 as centres in the future. Though I'm not sure why PLD is to be considered a centre after relatively few games in the position.
But, a top six made up of BoHo, PLD/Tkachuk, Boesser and JV could be reasonably satisfactory when considering that another top 10 pick is quite likely in 2017. How long until we're all Nolan Patrick experts?!
I've said it a few times, this team is on the right track as long as the stem the tide of flipping skill and/or potential for "meat and potatoes"...they've done that enough.