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06-30-2012, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy_Ike View Post
I have already explained core players and the difference between what we have now and a couple of recent cup winners.

You get better support players when you already have a capable core. We do not.
I know it's a relative term, but I believe our "core" - Toews, Kane, Sharp, Hossa, Keith, and Seabrook - is top notch. That's the top third of your starting skaters.

Our biggest problem is that our second tier - third wheel types in the top six, and third line talent - consisting of four forwards and two defenseman - has one proven quality player in that role in Bolland, a young defenseman with consistency issues in Leddy, and a total unknown in Stalberg. Our third tier - consisting of fourth line players and third pairing defenseman - is fine.

It's that second unit of supporting cast types that needs work.

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