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05-19-2009, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bb_fan View Post
posted this on the bruins board, and i'll say it hear to, the problem was not a lack of puck moving mobile D'men for boston.

Having Hunwick in over Hnidy or Monty would have been ideal.

Having Ference as well over Hnidy or Monty would have been ideal.

Saying Wideman isnt mobile???

While it would be nice to add another D-men, if hes not a puck moving, mobile, physical presence (as in a top two guy) theres not much to add. Chara, Wideman, Stuart, Ward, Ference and Hunwick work just fine for me.
I couldn't disagree more- on all counts.

-Wideman has a serious lack of foot speed. Awesome dman, but everyone has weaknesses and Wideman's is that he's just not very fast. And neither is Chara, Ward, Stuart or Hnidy.

-Without Hunwick and Ference, the B's didn't have the mobility to handle Carolina's forecheckers. It was their achilles heel. It's no coincidence that all 4 teams still playing have much more mobility than the B's defense. Not necessarily better Dmen, but more good skaters.

And if you don't believe me, KPD said on 7 Sports Xtra that the two areas the team wanted to improve this summer were size up front and more speed on the back end.

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