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06-24-2012, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Saul Goodman View Post
It's amazing how quickly some of you forget when the offseason rolls around. There is no logjam of defensemen even if we sign schultz and keep komisarek. Gardiner could easily suffer from a sophmore slump, schultz being a rookie may take time to adjust and injuries will be inevitable. In the real world you need 8 nhl quality Dmen to be successfull.

I also find it interesting everyone pencils in gardiner and schultz to top 4 roles and liles/franson on the bottom pairing. I see it the other way around personally. Especially if liles can get back to where he was before the injury.
100% agreed.

Which is why I like the way this guys is thinking, and I agree, this does look like a position opening up move . . . and hopefully, a huge upgrade coming.

And, considering the high possibility of either Franson, Gunnarsson or Komisarek leaving via trade to acquire either Luongo or another asset . . . I think it's quite likely that the Leafs gun hard for Shultz.

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