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10-17-2011, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Markowicz View Post
Subban's in a tough spot this year because he's being called on to be our best offensive d-man as well as defensive. I think that he'll be allowed to play a bit more like himself with Gorges alongside him. As far as the other D pairings are concerned, we're really in "cross our fingers" mode. It's not that that Diaz, Emelin, and Weber aren't good--its just that they're so inexperienced. It will really be up to Price to hold down the fort the first month or 2. If he's not we're going to be in trouble i think, but i'm confident he can be a difference maker.
Right now its also that Emelin Diaz and Weber are adequate for the third pairing but not for the second. Spacek and Campoli going down left a big hole in the middle of the rotation. If/When Markov is back that won't be an issue as he can easily hold down a second pairing by himself once up to speed but for the next 5-7 games they'll have to make do.

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