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03-22-2011, 01:23 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
I agree with what has been said.
Our third line this years is definitely an upgrade, and as much of a blow it is to lose Malhotra, I still believe it is better than last year.
But then again, it is not 'just' your third line that wins you games.
Kesler has stepped up his game compared to last year.
The Sedins are as good, if not better than last year.
Our D - with the additions of Ballard and Hamhuis is better. Not forgetting the fact that Edler was having a career year (and hopefully can slot right back into that type of play), Bieksa is playing a lot more solid and Alberts has greatly improved compared to last year.
And finally, should Luongo have another meltdown in the playoffs, we have a viable option in Schneider - so our goaltending is much better than last year.
I'm excited for the playoffs. Malhotra is a class guy and it's sad to not see him be a part of this, but nonetheless, I feel like we'll make a very good run at the cup this year.
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