Thread: Confirmed with Link: [FLA/VAN] Shirokov for Duco
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07-09-2011, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Markstrom Rules View Post
He's talking about the forward depth which is pretty good. Top end talent wise the Canucks blow Florida out of the water but our bottom six is probably better than yours comparable at the very least. Which is where Duco would play. The defense isn't weak BTW. Garrison and Weaver are so underrated looking at other teams' reactions to our defense and Ellerby is not far off from a kid like Tanev.
I think you underestimate how big a factor the 3rd line was all year. You don't win a presidents trophy, and make game 7 of the SCF on the strength of only 2 lines. 3rd line last year performed among the best 3rd lines in hockey. As far as forwards, we lost Torres but added Sturm, Higgins, and Lapierre. Bottom 6 is looking very strong...with guys like Ebbett, Duco, Oreskovich, Hodgson, Volpatti, Mancari - all fighting for 1 spot.

Weaver used to play in Van, so we know all about his limitations (anything involving the puck on his stick), and Tanev.....he'll be in the AHL next year

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