Thread: Speculation: Who Stays-Marleau or Nabokov?
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06-03-2010, 04:33 PM
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Our D corp being crap is laughable. Nobody makes it to the WCF with a crap D. We were beat by the team most likely to win the SC and they are only there because of tanking and the CAP room it left to sign top talent while having Toews and Kane on the cheap.

Could our D be better? Of course. But we did what we did while spending to the CAP! The only argument to be made is that we were too top heavy CAP wise in JT/Heater/Marleau. But that doesn't take into account the exceptional deals I think we got in Nichols and Manny. The money we saved right there makes Heater a 5.5 Mil CAP guy if you wanna look at it that way, since all 3 were acquired this year.

Excellent job by the Sharks this year. We just ran into a team that got all the breaks one could hope for in a CAP constricted league.

Oh, and I hope we can find a way to keep Patty on the cheap and Nabby walks.
Again, compare our D to any that won the cup in the past 3 or 4 seasons.

"nobody makes it to the WCF with crap D". Not true. We face the avs- even crappier D, and Detroit's D is good but quickly aging. Their forwards still had plenty of breaks against our D as well, but we killed them with powerplays and a hot offense. Guess what happens when we face a stacked D? Swept...

Nabby bails out our D way more than people give him credit for. Best wishes to Greiss trying to fill those shoes next season.

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