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05-12-2009, 07:06 PM
Kill Jeff Kill!
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Los Angeles
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What we need is a true sniper, that's it.
Our defense will be a league leader very soon and we own a very good Goalie and Bernier is waiting.
i mean.. Doughty - Teubert
Johnson - Greene
Hickey - Quincey.........
that means 1 offense and 1 stay at home defender of finest art in every line.........
tell me 10 NHL team who can say that.
Quick so far has proven himself. Very soon he will be one of the better goalies if not a top 5 goalie.
What exactly do you want from these guys ????
I would like playoff experience and a healthy overall plus rating from our D corps.
Some more goal scoring would be nice and an ability to shut down the other team's top line is necessary too. I'm not trying to get a team that barely makes the playoffs. We got a ton of that under Dave Taylor and even he had a little playoff success with Andy Murray. I want a team that can take on the Detroits, Anaheims and really the St. Louis' in the west.
Since we don't have a true #1 goalie, either the D needs to be really good, not potentially good in the next two to four years if we plan on making any noise in the playoffs anytime soon.
Anyway, you and I don't potentially disagree completely. I'm just saying if we're going to trade away someone, let it not be one of our NHL D men. Let it be our D prospects. I have no problem trading our top pick this year too but I would like a tougher-to-get asset like a top goalie instead of a sniper, where there are several UFAs possibly available this year.
I mean, take a look at those pairs. Of those guys, maybe Doughty, a 19 year old rookie, can be used against Datsyuk or Getzlaf's lines. And that would be a waste since he's great on offense too. I'd rather have a top shutdown D man who can go out and help contain the other western teams' top lines...and because you know they will put their shutdown pairing against our top line, I also want a playoff-experienced third-liner to play with the dangerous Handzus. That's the line I expect to get us OT wins in the playoffs.
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