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01-24-2010, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by go kim johnsson 514 View Post
Penguins did it just fine last year. So did Detroit.

Who said they had to carry 8 defensemen on the NHL roster?
I don't recall Detroit doing this at all unless you are counting Chelios, I don't follow the Pens 4-6 d-men close enough to remember.

And I mean, are you going to find NHLers and then stash them in the AHL? Even Bartulis, who people seem to like, is a -13, significantly worse than any d-man on our roster not named Coburn.

Best bet is to sacrifice goats so that Parent is healthy for the playoffs and work those 5 pretty hard with one of Syvret/Bartulis as a depth guy who plays 12ish minutes per game.

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