Marc-Andre Bourdon vs Erik Gustafsson
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02-13-2012, 01:04 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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Honestly, in some ways, I'm happy that Gus is mostly invisible, mainly because even if he's not notable on the offense, it seems he's doing what he should on the defense usually.
I'd like someone to chart our goals against and pick out someone to blame on each one.
I promise most of our screw ups this season will be goalie related.
A large number of our other screw ups will be forward related.
Another chunk will be Carle + rookie blueliners + Lilja/Walker.
Then the rest will be on Meszaros, Coburn, and Timonen.
Though I will say that Carle, Meszaros, and Coburn aren't winning any awards for the last two weeks. They've stunk it up recently.
I think even if we add depth to the blueline it's not going to solve all of our problems.
You'll notice our team scrambling down low more often than not because forwards are out of position defensively forcing defensemen to move around a lot more.
Remember last season and the year before when the defensive zone was far less hectic? Yes, thank Pronger, but also thank Carter and Richards.
Also, please someone take Briere away from the middle. He's not scoring enough to make up for defensive lapses.
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