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11-27-2009, 02:37 PM
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Swapped Kamensky and Courtnall for ya. A pretty astute move, I would say.

With barely any commentary in our series, I guess I might as well go to bat for my team. Here's some advantages I think my team has in this series:

-On the back end, Doug Harvey is clearly the best defenseman (and IMO the best player) in this series. We all know about his ability to put up points, and with the puck on his stick he controls the pace of the game better than anyone not named Orr. Being paired with a mobile stay-at-home defender like Watson will give Harvey the ability to play his game, while simultaneously making one of the better shut-down pairings in the draft. I think this pairing is a gigantic step up from Stewart-Persson on the other side, and may be the biggest advantage either team has at any specific position. Stewart a #1, but I think Persson is entirely miscast in this role. He was a #3/4 defender and PP specialist in his actual NHL career, and now he's being asked to play on the top pairing in an ATD context. I think that's asking for trouble, and I think a guy like Mahovlich will eat him up when the opportunity presents itself.

I've gotta run, but I'll try to add more later on today.

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