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10-07-2011, 09:29 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The Wild West
Anyone who has read my posts knows that I am not big fan of Hall Gill but last night against the Leafs he was one of our better defenseman. As the defense corps stands right now (without Markov or Campoli) it doesn't inspire confidence.
When you compare our blueliners to those on the Leafs, they have three guys (Phaneuf, Schenn and Komisarek) who played a physical game last night. They have five defenseman that are over 6-2 and three guys who are about 215 pounds or better.
On last night's roster, we had one guy over 6-0 tall (two if you really believe that Gorges is 6-1) and one guy over 200 pounds (two if you want to count Spacek but he doesn't play like the 204 pounds he is listed at).
To me, when we signed Campoli it was an indication we were a bit desperate. Campoli doesn't bring a lot of offense, doesn't bring a lot of defense and doesn't bring a lot of toughness to the rink. We already had a handful of those guys and I don't think it was what we needed.
Until this group proves me wrong, I am going to remain skeptical.
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