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07-06-2011, 10:20 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Spring Hill
Exactly, our team now is pretty much the team that got into the 2nd round and actually is in better shape than the beginning of the year last year.
We will actually have a healthy Fisher as well who is an upgrade over even a healthy Lombardi.
We replace Ward with either Halischuk or Geoffrion both of whom over a full season would have had more points than Ward.
Dumont was useless the entire year except for his hat trick and it is telling that with the little forward depth he has still not signed.
I do see were the concerns come in though...
Our defense will be a bit softer. We get Boullion back and replace Franson with Blum (which is a huge upgrade). I think we replace O'Brien with Laakso to help with the PK role and add a defensive defender but who knows
We replace Sullivan with Bergfors and that is an uncharacteristic risk by Poile but it could be huge. Sully is on a downward trend and we switch him with a young offensive player who may contribute more than Sully or be worse. Worst case scenario we rely on some of the depth we have and bring up Taylor Beck or Latta or Bourque etc...
Finally our biggest loss to me was Goc, but after he got hurt Spaling took his spot and did not let go and Goc was placed in other roles and succeeded. Do we have another utilityman? Can it be Spaling?
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