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03-27-2011, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
I like it a lot.

Seibert is an average #1, who can play great physical D and transition the puck competently. Lester a very good # 2 who favors offense over defense but isnt bad defensively.

Frank is a relatively weak #3 - he's talented, but don't give him too many minutes! Good physically and good offense for his short career though. Harper and pervukin would each make a solid but unspectacular #4 I think, so you're doing very well there. I'd prefer it if pervukhin's partner was more stay at home, like zinetula B was, but pervukhin seemed to do everything at high level but play physical, so I don't think the second pair is a liability.

Harper is just a good, physical shut down guy.

I've had liapkin before and I know what he brings - excellent offense on both the powerplay and in the transition game with his outlet pass, skates like a slug, prone to brainfarts in his own zone. Unlike other offense-only defensemen, apparently he was a pretty good penalty killer, so of buy him as a 5th option on the pk.
Thanks. I think Lester is a little stronger defensively than you suggest, however.

As well, I find that both Frank Patrick and Terry Harper are elite #3s and 4s, respectively. However, you seem to be more down on those guys than most!

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