The fourth line center position doesn’t offer nearly as many questions marks. Out is veteran faceoff guru Paul Gaustad. In is heir apparent Colton Sissons. Sissons, fresh out of his rookie season, looked more than serviceable in the role during stretches this past season- and breaking the trend with most of Nashville’s center core, his arrow is only pointing up.
Johansen, Fisher, Ribeiro, Sissons- this covers the most obvious look for the center position moving into next season, and David Poile has suggested that the franchise is not looking for wholesale change, being happy with the team’s level of play. Still, though, with eyebrows being raised about Ribeiro’s situation and the NHL being the roughhouse that it is- it’s worth discussing further possibilities.
But what exactly are those possibilities?
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