Kyle Turris' strong play during Jason Spezza's absence last season created excitement about what Turris could do in the number two spot when a healthy Spezza resumed his role as Ottawa's number one centre this season. While it's just been two games, so far Turris hasn't disappointed. In fact, he's looked great while adapting to new linemates Cory Conacher and Clarke MacArthur.
The question then, is just how good can Turris be and where does he rank among other second line centres in the NHL?
*Candidacy determined by TOI; Edmonton pretty much has no centres so the Oilers didn't make the list
I think Turris is is among the best second line centres in the league. He filled in admirably for Spezza last season and when his possession numbers and team-friendly cap hit are also taken into account, Turris is easily one of the top five second line centres in the league.
Where would you rank Turris? Which players would you rank ahead of Turris? I would rank Malkin, Bergeron, and Pavelski ahead of him.
Have you say in the comment section!
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Where does Kyle Turris rank league-wide as a #2 centre?
|Best in the league! Move over Jason Spezza!