I prefere Huberdeau to Gudbranson because we don't need Gudbranson we need a play making Centermen to play with both Kesler and Booth Booth Huberdeau Kesler..... Sexy line i must say
you really think that Gudbranson will want to play on the bottom with ballard? no Sauve would work just fine with Ballard
Do I really care whether a sophomore NHLer on his ELC will want to play on a bottom pairing of an NHL contending team or not? No, because he's signed for 2 more years at a dirt cheap price and will be an RFA for the next little while. And no, Sauve will not work just fine with Ballard. He is not NHL ready.
And the bolded just shows how much knowledge you lack regarding the sport - Ryan Kesler will not move to wing for a goddamn rookie who hasn't proven anything at the professional level against men. He is the 2nd best center on this team and he will not play on anybody's wing except for Henrik on the PP. He's an excellent centerman who is great defensively, great on faceoffs and is a shoot-first player.
Playmaking ability is not a requirement for a center - there are so many other aspects of the position and Ryan has every one of them whereas Huberdeau lacks them all as a rookie. I'd rather have Ryan learn to pass more (only one aspect which lacks in his game) than rely on Huberdeau to learn every other aspect of the game as a rookie center in the NHL.