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02-16-2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
i just dont see the need for a defenseman. i rarely look at any of our D and say...the guy is playing like Marek Malik did.

there really isnt anyone on this team id consider a whipping boy that we'd need to upgrade them. all 6 D are quite strong.
If Sauer was healthy, I would agree. But you currently have Girardi-McD playing over 25 minutes a game (in the regular season). This is a recipe for disaster.

Ideally, you need a veteran former top 4 playing a 5-6 role (ex. Kubina, Hamrlik-like player). They can play over 20 minutes in a pinch, albeit not for long stretches. That's much better than relying on a Bickel/Woywitka in case of the inevitable playoff injuries.

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