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08-08-2012, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by crashman View Post
People seem worried about Sammy being a top-6 forward, but I really think that between Sammy, Cleary and Tatar, Nyquist and Brunner potentially being a top-6 talent this season, I think they'll be good. I think our forward depth is pretty solid and a little competition for top-line minutes is always a good thing, so long as Babcock doesn't let things get stagnant.

The negativity brigade likes to bring up how D & Z are one year older, but so are Tatar and Nyquist. Even though we didn't get a top-6 star forward like many of us (myself included) wanted, we're still a deeper team with the additions of Tootoo and the youngsters. Brunner is a total wildcard, but there's always the chance that he's legit.
The 6th man in our top 6 is a pure wild card. Might as well call that spot 'the joker'. As far as the depth comment. I wouldn't say we've got depth, but we've got warm bodies. I'll wait and see how the kids produce before saying we're a deep team.

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