Thread: McKenzie: Canucks chasing Bouwmeester
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03-03-2009, 08:23 PM
Bobby Lou
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Originally Posted by PoolChamp View Post
I think to win the cup it is a necessity to upgrade the mobility on our D. They get hemmed in too easily against great teams. I'm sure you can say that about many teams, but only one wins the cup.
Honestly, I think that issue stemmed a lot from the absence of Luongo, and a collapse in confidence. When Bieksa and Edler are on their games they move the puck well - as do Ohlund and Salo. Even Mitchell and O'Brien can make an adequate first pass. With the recent offensive re-awakening of Bieksa and Edler the Canucks need for an 'offensive' defenseman is really becoming overrated. Though I agree adding a guy like Bouwmeester in the off-season as an UFA would really establish the blueline for the foreseeable future.

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