The Pros and Pros of Wayne Primeau

May 16th, 2010 by Ryan Fancey Leave a reply »
No cons here.

Every time someone asks me what the Leafs should do about Wayne Primeau I have two words; keep ‘em.

While the Leafs finished second last in the 2009-10 regular season, I believe there’s one group you can’t blame — the fourth liners.

As strictly a fourth line center, Wayne Primeau is all you can ask for.

He kills penalties and does all kinds of dirty work for the Leafs, including dropping the mits.

His average minutes per game are about 11:00 or so.

In the bottom six it’s tough to find a harder worker than Primeau, and his percentage on the draw is unreal at 55.3 percent.

That’s even higher than the face-off wizard known as Tyler Bozak.

Brian Burke will probably forgo keeping Primeau and stick with Rickard Wallin, under Ron Wilson’s counsel. I believe that’s a big mistake.

When you look at some of the other fourth line centers in the division (Mair, Pyatt, Winchester) it’s hard to say that Primeau is out of place.

At 1.4 million per year and 33 years old, Primeau is at a place where he won’t ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.