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06-29-2011, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
I don't think he is currently part of the organization.
THIS. I believe we will sign someone to do this job. I can't see us trusting a rookie to shut down the likes of Crosby, Ovi, Taveres and Stamkos, sorry but they'd just get destroyed. Also, there is no way Giroux is a good enough 2-way forward to play the shut-down role. He gives up the puck way too often in the defensive zone. I think that if we somehow end up with either Stamkos or Brad Richards (I hope not but it may happen) then we mught just look to have Giroux on the shut-down line and I'm not excited about that. We'd probably have to have 2 of JVR, Simmons and Versteeg on that line too just to give it a chance (Verteeg and JVR aver very solid 2-way forwards, Simmons is pretty good and he's also a real physical presence on the line).

It MAY end up being Simmons - Giroux - Versteeg, but I hope not.

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