September 22,2014
Peters: Defense/forward swap

Dustin Byfuglien will be kept at forward this year. (USATSI) Versatility can be a powerful tool in the NHL. In a game as fluid as hockey, it never seems that any two games are alike. Look at the way lineups routinely change across the NHL. Coaches are constantly looking for ways to improve the team and find the right mix for optimal results.

That's why there's such value in having a lineup full of players with versatility. Players with more rounded skill sets can be plugged into any kind of situation. Some players' versatility goes above and beyond, however.
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