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03-31-2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by the_fan View Post
The Avs had puck moving smallish, fast d-men who would put up alot of points prior to this year, that didn't work out as well because the team gave up the most goals in the league.

They sacrificed the offense from the blue line by getting rid of those smaller d-men who could put up points and brought in bigger, slower, tougher d-men to get better on D.

You could say they did actually improve on D a little bit this year, and over all this year was better than last year, but still the team is gonna miss the playoffs.

If Avs can somehow get a guy like Suter next year, they'll make the playoffs.
No, we had scrubs like Kyle Cumiskey. Liles should've been kept rather than being lost (and only for a 2nd round pick with an entire yr left on his contract considering the return that Kaberle and other similar players got at the deadline prior with half a year left on their contract...a 1st pick+prospect).

If they were gonna move Liles then it assumes Barrie/Elliott were ready when they weren't. And Liles was inconsistent but not the defensive liability that people here claim...he can play just as well with the minutes SOB gets.

When you don't have enough puck moving mobile dmen then your offense suffers badly, Duchene's the best example. How many rushes did he get when he picked up a pass from the neutral zone...that doesn't happen anymore. Even if the dmen aren't putting up pts, you need guys who can pass the puck better than er...Hejda.

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