Zanon signing to set-up another move?
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07-06-2012, 11:46 AM
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I appreciate the optimisim but...
Their defense is way better. Johnson is good but he's not even Doughty on an off-year for Doughty. Mitchell and Scuderi are better shutdown guys than Hejda and O'Byrne. Voynov craps all over Wilson. And Greene is one of the best, meanest 3rd pairing guys in the league.
Their offense is way better. Look at those line comparisons. You have Duchene going up against Kopitar, PAP against Dustin Brown, an aging Hejduk against Williams, Stastny against Richards and David freaking Jones against Jeff Carter. Now our third line is really our first line and that may make things a tad more even but c'mon...not close.
And yes, Jon Quick IS that much better than Varlamov.
Lets not forget this is the Kings team that tried to trade Dustin Brown and could not score a goal if their life depended on it.
Their defense was crap. Those shut down guys you mentioned were getting walked all over.
Carter couldn't score goals. Richards stunk. They were not the same team in the regular season as the team that got hot with 10 games left in the season.
Skill wise, our team compares almost identically to LA. What the Avs do in the playoffs is another matter.
Matt Greene = Shane O'Brien
A young Doughty = Erik Johnson
Mitchell = Hedja
Voynov = Wilson
Not much difference IMO.
And I completly dis-agree about the forward lines. They are so close it's not even funny. The thing that makes us better is the O'Reilly line. Williams, Brown, Penner...nothing special. It's basically Kopitar, Carter, Williams, Brown and Richards vs. Duchene, Stastny, Parenteau, Landeskog and O'Reilly and I don't see a huge difference there. Throw in McGinn, Jones, Downie and Hedjuk....
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