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05-29-2012, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Libbs View Post
To be completely honest... Devlin is going to be hard ptessed to make the team. I was not imprrssed with him at all.
In agreement and in my humble opinion Devlin would be at best a 2nd powerplay specialist. He rates behind Ebert and Bateman as offensive options. From what I saw at WFCU he is not a good defensive defenceman. His best asset is his great shot.
While the addition of Sieloff does a lot to solidify the defense the Spits need another good defenseman in addition. Sieloff alone is not enough to make last years porous defense into a good defensive group.
I'd prefer to see another big body on the blueline who is willing to do the grunt work. He would probably have to be aquired via the trade route and quite possibly
might be an overage player. Someone with the size and reach of a Jarred Tinordi
would be what I'm talking about. Certainly not easily found but exactly what the doctor ordered.
The US options, Schmaltz and Butcher, are both more offensively oriented while
the overagers Posa and Braithwaite are not overly physical. Of the two Posa should be kept over Braithwaite but if the D-Man they need arrives both could be sent out in trades along with Devlin, better to keep potential than players who have reached theirs.

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