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04-23-2011, 12:05 PM
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vtank has overcome some issues this season.

hes been healthy all year and thats a biggie for him. if he gets through this season healthy and has a good offseason, he could very well make the show on 3rd pair next fall for 2 main reasons.

1. hes exactly what this defense is lacking and has been lacking for ever. he can protect the crease, hurt people, make life miserable for opposing forwards, hurt people, block shots and play within the torts scheme, hurt people, and lastly, he can hurt people.

2. he plays a simple, safe, defense first game and that type of non risk taker player will fit in nicely with the defense we have now.

while we are lacking playmakers from the blueline- im assuming here that girl roy is banished to the whale next season, mdz fits that bill if he can get his mojo back. thats a big if though.

we really have nobody who would be considered an offensive dman on the team other than mdz and girl roy. everyone else, staal, girardi, sauer, mcd is 2 way capable but not truely offensive.

mccabe will not be resigned and neither will eminger.

the way i see it, there are 4 spots definitely taken and 3 open.

mdz, vtank, ktek, girl roy and whatever fa's we look at are in play.

right now my defense next year looks like this

staal/girardi
sauer/mcd
mdz/vtank

that defense is better than this years d with mccabe eminger and girl roy.

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