Thread: Speculation: Sharks done on the blueline?
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02-18-2011, 07:58 PM
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Wallin is a needed ingredient because he is one of two defensemen with size. We need him and Murray on the PK against big bodies (Think of Detroit and Chicago in front of the net). We also need him against certain big centres. So he's not going anywhere IMO despite his outsized contract and what people believe about his play.

I also don't think you can have too many NHL defensemen for a long Cup run. If someone goes, Huskins is the more likely candidate at this point but I believe we will find a way to keep them all. I would rather play Huskins over Wallin against smaller teams so expect we will see them both split duty when everyone is healthy.

Defensive defensemen (Wallin, Vlasic, Murray),
PM/OD (Boyle, White, Demers).
Depth (Huskins-Braun)

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