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07-27-2012, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
If Torts has 3 lett shooting Ds and 3 right shooting Ds, he will go with three proper pairings. McD-Girardi, Staal-Stralman (?), MDZ-Sauer. I don't either think he wants MDZ with Stralman, but you never know. Those two did have some decent games together last season. Then he will sit any D that he doesn't like late in games and go much harder with 4-5 guys.
Agreed. Where we will likely see a Staal/Sauer matchup is on the PK, while MDZ will get additional icetime on the PP. A healthy Sauer locks down this deep as the deepest and one of the strongest defensive corps in the league. I think Dagoon is correct that a healthy Sauer would have made a huge difference in last year's playoff run.

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