At first glance, I scoffed and said, "yeah, and his brother is a goalie, put him in there too."
Emmerton is terrible and yes we do have someone else who has played center before in his career... DREW MILLER!!!
Here are what I think the lines should be:
Datsyuk- Zetty- Homer
- Solid top line and pavel can't win faceoffs because his wrist is injured and him playing with hank is way better then useless Franzen. Also Homer was fantastic last game and the Wings top 2 lines were lacking consistent net front presence all game- - Homer will provide that
- Solid 2nd line that has worked magic in the past
- solid 3rd line checking line that was amazing last year in the playoffs. The addition of Bert really solidifies the line imo
- Miller can center the 4th line and he would have 2 speedy Wingers to work with... this could be a really good energetic line for Mike Babcock
I think these lines would be our best.
But then I read and I find your logic and reasoning to be good. If I weren't out of plusses, I'd plus you.
I wouldn't use that setup during the playoffs, but given that this is the post-season and everyone is playing (or should be playing) a new game, I say "bring it!"