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04-07-2005, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by kimzey59
They still have 5 20 goal forwards( Marleau, Cheechoo, Sturm, Ekman, McCauley)(6 if you want to count Korlyuk and his 19). They also have a good crop of prospects ready to make the transition to the NHL. The Sharks forwards are young, skilled, team oriented(something that really gets overlooked in todays NHL) and all play a good 2-way game. To put it simply, even with the loss of Brown Ricci and Damphousse they still have one of deepest offenses in the league.


Ottawa's Defense blows Colorado's out of the water. They have 2 of the leagues top 10 D men in Charra and Redden, 2 very good young D men in Phillips and Volchenkov, and some solid veterans in De Vries and Simpson and solid depth players in the form of Pothier and their prospect pool. Colorado doesn't have any young D men coming up and their depth I'll give you that their goaltending isn't solid, but you also have to consider that they could have a new starting goalie when the lockout is over. With their offense and D , you still have to consider them one of the top 5 teams in the league.
i'd stil take blake and foote over redden and chara right now nad for the next few years, vaananen is more polished than volchenkov, phillips is a better #3 than skrastins but liles, bougher and sauer are a better bottom 3 than de vries who was horrible last year, simpson and pothier.

dont see how that "blows colorado's out of the water"

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