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11-22-2004, 12:03 PM
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NYR469
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Originally Posted by True Blue
Like him as we all do, Tyutin is NOT a #1. If we are lucky, he will develop into a dependable #2 (a la Ohlund). What the defensive future needs is a true #1. Pair said #1 with Tyutin, Kondratiev, Baranka & Pock, and you have a hopefull semblence of top 2 pairs. After that, we can all hope for Lampman, Liffiton, & Taylor to produce a 3rd pair D-man.
They will not all make it, but it does give us a deep defensive prospects. Providing that there is a league at all.
I agree that tyutin isn't really an elite #1 which is why i said that 1 of the big needs is a #1 dman...but tyutin is closer to a #1 dman then lundmark & immonen are to being #1 centers.

so while i see a need for a #1 guy and pushing tyutin/kondratiev down to the 2nd pair instead of the 1st pair would be a HUGE upgrade to the blueline, but we also need a #1 center and probably a #1 winger...so do you upgrade the defense first, or do you say that we're 'ok' with tyutin as the top guy for now and upgrade the forwards?

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