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08-01-2008, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by azrok22 View Post
I disagree. Building around Lundqvist is exactly what we are doing. Solid defensemen who more importantly are capable of moving the puck out of the zone. Lundqvist's biggest weakness is unquestionably his puck handling skills, I liken his puck movement to a 4 year old playing hot potato. The defensemen we're acquiring: Redden, Sanguinetti, Del Zotto, etc. are at the foremost puck movers. Hopefully their proficiency in puck movement will diminish Lundqvist's need to transition the puck out of the defensive zone.
In today's NHL, your defensemen have to be able do these things no matter who the goaltender and no matter what his relative merits are so I still maintain that there is no way to build around a goaltender.

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