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02-24-2012, 01:40 PM
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I see your point. However in today's NHL 7th d-men do play enough minutes considering injuries that I think you need to plan on him being able to play in the top 6. Just look at the games played by our defense this year as a perfect example:
Our 7th dman has played 46 out of 61 possible games, roughly 3 out of every 4
. That is enough ice-time to warrant getting a guy who can actually play, as opposed to a plug who doesn't mind being sat for 60 games.
I do agree that no teams have spectacular 7th dmen, and if they were they'd be in the top 6. But depth is more important than ever and I think it is important to have a 7th dman that has the potential to play and steal a spot in the top 6.
thing is, Connie does dress 7th D men every game, so of course he'll play more than the usual 7th D on other teams...
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