Originally posted by ads_2006:OTC Pavelski isnt really a playmaking center
clowe usually sets him up
even on that third line last year, Welly was setting him up
I tend to disagree. I really disagree that he's not a playmaking center.
Aside from the fact that they haven't been playing on the same line this season, Clowe sets up a lot of people on the team, but Pavelski sets up a lot of people too (46 assists last year compared to Clowe's 38). But the bigger point is that Pavs is one of the most dangerous centermen in the NHL on faceoffs. He is dominant. He belongs in the middle in my opinion, but.. whatever the coaches see and believe works best, I assume they'll do.
But, this is just my opinion on the matter. At some point, I wouldn't be surprised to see Pavs on the 2nd or even 3rd line.