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06-12-2011, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by prairie hab View Post
Look at Vancouver and how they loaded up on "D" men this past season. It is paying off for them now, as injuries to Hamhuis, Rome's suspension, and season-long adversity in their defensive corps tested their mettle. Mike Gillis looks brilliant right now. Some criticized him for spending too many assets to gain the depth the Canucks have on their blue-line.
That's kind of a rosy take on Vancouver's D. If anything, Tanev is making Gillis look like a genius right now while a huge acquisition like Ballard at the cost of Grabner is making Gillis look like a mere mortal.

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