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10-24-2011, 02:30 PM
The Perfect Paradox
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
Fair enough, but I dont really consider Staal or Sauer puckmoving defensemen.

From what I've seen they'll certainly be able to help with the issue of getting pinned down in the defensive zone and severely outshot, as has been the case.

But I dont know how they'll be able to help the terrible issues on the nuetral and offensive zone the rare times we do have the puck.
While Sauer and Staal aren't really offensive dynamos, you have to admit that they both have viable outlet passes. This makes it much easier to transition from your zone the neutral zone.

Shutdown capabilities also help the transition game. Staal and Sauer are both great at breaking up plays early and not letting the opposition gain the zone. When you break up plays before they develop, it is much easier to move the puck and gain the zone.

When you think about it in great detail, there are tons of ways that players of Staal and Sauer's caliber can help an offense.

I'm not saying that Staal and Sauer will fix our offensive problems, but I can see them making a noticeable impact.

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