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07-12-2012, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MapleLeafs9 View Post
I'm curious as to what people think our D would look like if we did trade/buy out Komisarek? Would you all not agree it would be the softest defence in professional hockey? Yes, this includes AHL and overseas.
I looked at the hits of our defensemen this past season compared to the cup champs LA and the runner up NJD. We largely out hit them. I know hitting isn't the tell all tale about physicality but with our defensemen draft picks this year, it seems like they are moving towards having fast high IQ defensemen who with their positioning and foreseeing the play will be able to do just as effective of a job if not better. We also largely out hit the defense that Burke had when he won the cup. Even with Komi + Schenn gone our guys still hit more.

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