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08-25-2005, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by dulzhok
psst... I guarantee that all of those six defenseman will not play 82 games (injuries). In fact, there is a good chance that our "7th defenseman" will have a regualar role on the team. Maybe we'll call up Weber or Klein (who may or may not be ready). I'm just saying I'd be more comfortable with Lilja than Allison as our 7th. Also, there is no guarantee that Suter will thrive with a regular NHL spot. He could fall flat on his face.

I don't think our gameday roster this year will have 7 d-men as much as past years. Also though Lilja may be a better d-man I think Allison is kept around more as a toughness factor which Lilja can't fill and Allison may still find himself a scratch incase of injury as one of the call ups will get the icetime if they can handle it.

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