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07-03-2011, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by TheStranger View Post
Don't know much about the AHL, but is a team full of 3/4 liners from the NHL really a stacked AHL team? Aren't the "stars" of the league usually young guys proving themselves before going to the NHL or guys like Stoa who aren't really 3rd liners but can't cut it in the NHL top 6?

Having 4 lines of Mauldin - Porter - Van Der Gulik probably isn't going to lead to a whole lot of success.

That said, if Colorado stays healthy, Stoa, Olver, Hishon should all be "stars" for them I would guess.
When you take into account that Stoa, Porter, Hishon, and Olver are more suited fro top 6 play but couldn't supplant any of our current top 6 yes. Those 4 should light it up in the AHL. The defence is pretty much the same although I think you would see Cumiskey traded before being sent down. When your defense could look like:

Gaunce-Elliott
Holos-Barrie
Chouinard-Liffiton

You are going to be solid. The Monsters go after a proven AHL #1 journeyman and I think they have a Calder Cup team unless injuries ravage the Avs.

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