The Out of Town Thread part XLVI All talk from around the league here
View Single Post
08-25-2012, 06:44 AM
Join Date: Sep 2006
Originally Posted by
Every player is a question mark, because anyone might regress, and any player can be injured.
You're indirectly assuming that either every player will be healthy, or that Markov is the only one who can be injured.
If everybody on defense is an uncertainty then just about every NHLer is uncertain. Kaberle and markov are the only true question marks, the rest are like everybody in the NHL, can progress or regress or get injured.
If Markov and Subban are healthy Kaberle will get less opportunities but we won't need him to be anything more than a solid #5 guy getting easy matchups.[/QUOTE]
So PK and Gorges are solid. We can all agree on that.
Markov is a question mark
Kaberle is a question mark
Emelin is a likely top 4
Diaz hasn't proven much yet
Boo is a grizzled vet
This is our awesome defense? We have 2 top 4 defensemen and a much of question marks and bottom dwelling defensmen. Still looks pretty crappy to me.
There's no depth at all. Like DaChampion pointed out, if any one in the top 3 of Markov, PK or Gorges gets hurt, there's really no one to step up and take their minutes.
We have no big, shut shut down defensmen that we can throw in to clear the creas, to intimidate the opposition or to occasionally fight.
We have very little depth at the current moment and not much size. You'll see our smaller corp getting ground down and injured as the season rolls on, especially when playing against bigger teams who will take every opportunity to hit them when chipping and chasing or going into the corners.
Bottom line is we need a lot on the backend before we can say we have a solid group of guys back there they can take us into a deep playoff run.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by shutehinside