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02-04-2010, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Fred Flintstone View Post
ok true. but do we all really think inspite say we get kovalchuck that our d will be able to hold up with a nabby who seems to give up softies come play off time?
Honestly, I think the way that this team plays defense is better for Nabby than it was last year. He's a worse goalie when he's not seeing a lot of shots. This defense gives up a lot of shots and when Nabby gets into a rhythm, he's hard to beat. I'd also like to think that we'd be a lot better at possessing the puck, especially since our 2nd line is not that great at it doing that, in order to not be worried too much on D.

Another thought as opposed to just flat out replacing Clowe with Kovalchuk is to roll with a setup like Marleau-Thornton-Setoguchi and Kovalchuk-Pavelski-Heatley. The benefit to bringing in Kovalchuk is that we're guaranteed to have secondary scoring strength and not just hoping which is our current situation.

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