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04-21-2011, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
Eh... I love Sauer, but if you're going to bump a player down the depth chart, it shouldn't be the more experienced player, especially not one who is among the best shot blocking defensemen in the league... Girardi needs more playing time than in a 3rd pairing role, to be effective... You shouldn't demote a guy who has been effective at containing some of the best forwards in the conference...

I'm pretty content with the top 4 right now and want to focus on improve our depth on the 3rd pairing.... Whether that involves MDZ, Valentenko, a veteran short-term acquisition, whatever.
McDonagh and Girardi looked pretty terrible together, so that's why I moved him down. If we get one of Suter/Burns, I expect Girardi to be packaged for forward help in the first place, so I just put him there for insurance.

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