Re: How would playing wing instead of center affect Sequin?
posted at 8/4/2010 8:57 AM EDT
In Response to How would playing wing instead of center affect Sequin?
[QUOTE]I've never played hockey before, so I was just curious on your thoughts. According to TSN.com, "Chiarelli said that Seguin, who played centre in juniors, fits in best at wing right now on the Bruins. But you never know," Chiarelli said. "I've had discussions with (coach Claude Julien) about mixing and matching.". Full Story: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=329419
Posted by Bruins-Fan-In-MD[/QUOTE]
Seguin has played wing in Junior, on either side, and has said he has no problem playing there.
It's actually an easier position (it's not unusual for young NHL centers to start out at wing; Bergeron did), as wings don't have the defensive responsibilities that centers do (sometime when you watch a game, spend a few shifts concentrating on what Krejci or Bergeron or Savard do in the Bruins' zone).
Offensively, center is where you want your playmakers (think Crosby, Savard or Toews). Wing is where you want your finishers (Kane, Ovechkin, Recchi). Seguin definitely has a talent for playmaking, but he also can put the puck in the net, and that's what the Bruins need right now.
Bottom line, it would be easier for him to ease his way into the NHL as a wing, and better for the Bruins because that fills a need. He can always move back to center in a year or three; he's not going to forget how to play the position.