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12-09-2011, 01:19 PM
Ed finally concedes!
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Originally Posted by Anton 22 View Post
We're first place in the East without much help from either of these guys, and people are really saying we should prepare for the coming years?

I see why they say Philly fans are negative.
Well without a healthy Pronger and with Timonen getting ridden into the ground like we've always allowed like with Howe and Desjardins..I would say on the back end we do need to plan for contingencies. The D can hold up for now as they are doing but not for much longer. Guys are playing lots of increased minutes like Carle and Timonen. Carle can't sustain his level of play b/c well...he's Carle and Timonen is not a spring chicken obviously. Mesz and Coburn might hold up b/c they are younger but beyond that the immediate future and long term future with the way our D is consituted now is not encouraging. Need to look beyond what is going on now which is great but not likely sustainable.

No matter what, they need to add an impact D man prior to the trade deadline in some way....may have to give up more than we like given the premium on D around the league right now

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