Simmonds for another Leafs D
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08-08-2012, 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by
Broad Street Elite
Your hatred of defense is astounding. Chris, if you were a coach, would you start 5 forwards? 6 on the PP?
I dont think it's a hatred of D at all. Look at our forward group. If you lose one more forward for a defender, suddenly our team is not so deep anymore.
Here's a lineup without Simmonds:
Coburn-Gardiner (just a name, for the sake of discussion)
Is that really what we'd like to see? One injury and we suddenly have a very pedestrian offense and an equally unimpressive D.
The logical solution here is to keep our forward depth in tact, and try to patch our D without losing anymore assets.
Gustafsson-Roszival (again, just a name for discussion)
I think that is a much better group than the first. Our forward lineup is what keeps this team in the hunt. We cant afford to give that up to make a trade that would
improve the quality of our D while making our depth significantly weaker.
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