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02-28-2012, 07:39 PM
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Drop the Sopel
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Originally Posted by monster_bertuzzi View Post
Pahlsson can shadow people and check, theres no doubt about that. But we already had people in bottom 6 that can do that like Hansen, Manny, Lappy. Taking out Coho and replacing him with Pahlsson is a huge hit to the secondary goals.
Secondary scoring and the 2nd unit PP likely will go down. Faceoffs, penalty killing and even strength defense should all improve. More possession, more offensive zone faceoffs and less of David Booth going up against good offensive players. That's important - Booth has looked as bad as Cody defensively.

Lost in all this is the potential impact of Steven Reinprecht. If the Canucks want to ice a more offensive team he might be a legitimate option come playoff time. Management seems pretty impressed with what he's done in Chicago.

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