Value NYR-NJD blockbuster Stepan + Larsson as principals
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08-22-2011, 03:47 PM
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I don't see the point in any of this. I don't think the improvement on defense would offset the loss up-front. Larsson, in my opinion anyway, is going to be another Marc Staal. Very solid defensively, plays well physically,
and can contribute 30ish points -- not a true #1, but definitely a top-pairing guy
. I don't think that's what our blue line is lacking.
I'll take Stepan and Del Zotto over Larsson for the current squad 10 times out of 10
. We're going to hate Larsson for a long time, he's a good player, but I'd wager on the Debbies hating Stepan and Del Zotto (who is criminally underrated around here lately) just as much.
Thanks for saying it straightforwardly in clear terms.
Think that's accurate except I see more offensive upside in Larsson; not as much as Hedman, but more than Staal, currently.
Think the overall level of forward play COLLECTIVELY can be improved more readily than getting another D who is a bluer blue chip, which is why I suggested it. But I can certainly live with our guys.
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