Thread: Speculation: Possible trade with St Louis?
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12-09-2010, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Longfin View Post
I guess I just figured giving the makeup of the team right now going into the season with only 2 PMD, one being Demers 2nd year, that we'd probably see Schaus, Braun and Demers making minutes sooner at the NHL level than Petrecki, Doherty, Joslin & Moore with all corps considered in health.
That's a reasonable assumption. My guess is that they thought Huskins could be a puckmover; he isn't. They were also giving credit to Vlasic and again that isn't happening. Like I said earlier, the top teams are trying to go for all PMDs. That doesn't mean they can't be stoppers. The last two teams to win without heavy PMDs were Carolina and Anaheim. Anaheim did it with two outstanding PMDs as their top two and Beauchemin as a distant third but still a PMD. BTW, Vlasic is not a stopper by the ratings either which is also hurtful.

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