Originally written on Stars of Big D  |  Last updated 10/18/14

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 14: Derek Roy #9 of the Buffalo Sabres looks on against the Philadelphia Flyers on November 14, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
1) What are the strengths and weakness in Roy? Is he more suited as a number 1 or 2 center? Roy is a #2 center. Period. Don't let anyone else tell you other wise. Roy is a gifted playmaker. He can See the ice well and can rack up impressive point totals. Problem is he tended to tune out the coach and tries too hard to do everything himself. He can be a lazy turnover machine and he's not going to win battles along the corners. He's a good transition player on the offensive end of the ice. He also happens to be a whiner and a diver on the ice. Overall, I think he just had to get out of Buffalo. Lindy Ruff and he hated each other for years now. Ruff wants guys to play well in their own zone and is kind of a dick to his players, and that just doesn't jive well with Roy. Let him be an offensive #2 center and I think he'll get you 70 points. 2) Dallas lost their two best face-off guys this offseason. How good was Roy in that part of the game? Was he coun...
PLAYERS: Derek RoyLindy Ruff
TEAMS: Buffalo Sabres
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