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07-26-2011, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JTG View Post
Absolutely. And with the market how it is, the more offensively gifted defensemen you have, the higher on the hog you are living.

What I like is if you step back and look at our whole defensive roster (NHL & AHL), you can completely see how things may work down the line.

The only thing we are really missing in that stable of blueliners is another Brooks Orpik, which I think we may see drafted soon. Just a downright mean, nasty, stay at home, good for 10 points a year, defenseman.
I mean we have in order of age...

Orpik - 30
Martin - 30
Engelland - 29
Michalek - 28
Lovejoy - 27
Niskanen - 24
Letang - 24
Sneep - 23
Strait - 23
Grant - 22
Bortuzzo - 22
D'Agostino - 21
Velischek - 20
Samuelsson - 20
Rogalski - 19
Despres - 19
McNeill - 19
Morrow - 18
Harrington - 18

Obviously not all of those guys are going to make the NHL, but that's a deep crop of defensemen.

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