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07-23-2012, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post

Coburn - one of Grossmann's legs
old-man Timonen - WTF CARLE!?!?!??!
Gustafsson - Lilja


Coburn - Grossmann
old-man Timonen - Schenn
Meszaros - Lilja/Gervais/Gustafsson/Bourdon/Manning


Weber - Coburn
old-man Timonen - Schenn
Meszaros - Grossmann
I'm not even talking about the playoff sample size. I'm talking about the fact that our defense was awful through the duration of last season. sure, we lost Pronger early on, we were without Grossmann all season until he was acquired and Meszaros was mediocre at best when he did play, but even a full season of those 2 guys will not make our defense much better than it was, imo. Timonen is another year older, we lost carle (not saying much but he could still move the puck adequately) and added an underachieving 22 year old and a borderline NHL defenseman who probably isn't better than Bourdon, Manning or Gustafsson at this point.

Coburn - Grossmann
Timonen - Schenn
Meszaros - Gervais/Lilja/Bourdon/Gustafsson/Manning

is an OK D, but it's not going to get the job done. Maybe we improved in the sense that we theoretically will have a healthy lineup this season and full years out of Grossmann and Meszaros, but that slight improvement won't be enough to fix the defensive deficiencies of this team.

Weber - Coburn
Timonen - Schenn
Meszaros - Grossmann

on the other hand, would be one of the best D squads in the league. We need to add a guy who can be a #1, log huge minutes and anchor the defense. A guy who can be relied on at all times.

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