Thread: Confirmed with Link: Artyukhin a Thrasher
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03-02-2010, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Kjell Dahlin View Post
You don’t wish we had a more “balanced” (complementary inputs/attributes) forward squad? Size is not a panacea but carrying too many Smurfs upfront is asking for troubles imo.
The size issue is severely overblown, especially with Andrei K and Pouliot coming back today. Size is not the root of this team's problems in any case. Sure getting bigger might help, but not at the expense of speed, and those two do help the "balance" of the forwards considerably. It's certainly more important for a new acquisition to be a capable hockey player than to just be big, something which some seem to lose track of on occasion!

At any rate, if the team does need size, adding a 6'6" guy for 8 minutes of fourth-line play is not going to solve that problem. If it would, we'd have kept Laraque.

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