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09-14-2011, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by SupersonicMonkey View Post
And they don't necessarily want or need a vet defenseman. If they had, they would have gotten one. Our defense is not an issue. After goaltending its the least of our worries.
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I disagree with nearly your entire post, but this is the real issue I have.

No worries about Staal and his shutdown ability, and Dan Girardi while playing with Staal - but lets face it, hes not a stereotypical first pairing defenseman.

Then you've got two sophomores with a little more than 100 games of NHL experience combined on the 2nd pairing - far from some sort of sure bet.

You dont even really have a third pairing right now since noone knows who thats going to consist of.

With the Richards acquisition, I feel more comfortable about the forwards.

To try to portray the defense as nothing to worry about is categorically wrong.

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