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08-20-2008, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Steadfast View Post
What will the defensive depth chart and pairings look like this year? PP units? PK Units?
My best guess with depth and pairings on the D are:

1) McBaIN and 2) McDonagh together
3) Gouloubef and 4) Smith
5) Gardiner and a rotation of Springer and Craig Johnson in the 6th spot. I'm assuming everyone knows Wiercioch bailed on his verbal commitment to UW and will play for the Pioneers.

It depends on how well Smith healed and trained in the offseason. It wouldn't be improbable for Gardiner to find his way to the 2nd line, McDonagh started out in the top pairing last year.

As for the PK and PP, which were both terrible lst year, MN_Gopher said it best about it being too early to tell. I would figure Smith and Gardiner to figure in on the PP with Springer and Gouloubef and Johnson on the PK. The top pairing can do it all.

Thanks for the update on Scmaltz, WinCity.

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