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08-08-2012, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
People focus too much on positions and not on roles.

Pyatt is replacing Mitchell. Both players playing in the bottom-6 being relied on to inject a little bit of offense. Of course, Pyatt is much better at this than Mitchell.

Halpern is replacing Fedotenko. Both players, highly experienced, playing in the bottom-6 being relied on to play a strong defensive role and play on the PK. They're about equal in this sense. Halpern has the added benefit of being a center.
The real way to look at it would be this:

In:
Nash
Pyatt
Kreider
Asham
Halpern

Out:
Dubinsky
Anisimov
Fedotenko
Prust
Mitchell

I would say they have improved, although I do think the PK will take a hit this year UNLESS Nash is used on the PK and can excel like he did under Hitchcock. They lost 4 above average to good PKers.

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