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03-02-2012, 06:41 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Agreed. Thing is, we can't afford to have big defensemen who aren't also really skilled. That's gold for any team and not easy to find. Finding big guys is easy; finding big guys who can really play is damn hard. It's one thing to have a fourth-line forward on the ice just because he can physically intimidate, but it's much more dangerous when that less-skilled guy is playing defense.
I've been hollering for a shutdown defenseman for a long time and would sell my children to an Asian sweatshop for the chance to get Suter. With him and one of our big boys graduating from Hamilton, we could be in much better shape next year. If we can't get that - a real possibility - we'll have to rely on our backchecking forwards to clear out the opposing forwards, cause our current crop of defensemen aren't doing that.
Laughing about selling your children.
Other than that, I agree with you.
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