Thread: Proposal: Simmonds for another Leafs D
View Single Post
Old
08-08-2012, 12:04 AM
  #6
hockeyfreak7
Registered User
 
hockeyfreak7's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Charlottesville
Posts: 10,616
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
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:

Hartnell-Giroux-Voracek
Read-Schenn-Briere
Wellwood-Couturier-Talbot
Rinaldo-Holmstrom-Sestito

Coburn-Gardiner (just a name, for the sake of discussion)
Timonen-Grossman
Schenn-Gustafsson

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.

Hartnell-Giroux-Voracek
Simmonds-Schenn-Briere
Read-Couturier-Wellwood
Sestito-Talbot-Rinaldo

Coburn-Grossman
Timonen-Schenn
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 hopefully improve the quality of our D while making our depth significantly weaker.

hockeyfreak7 is offline   Reply With Quote