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10-20-2012, 10:22 AM
The Shrike
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
No... it's really not... too many guys who need to think the game offensively. They need to swap Franson for a guy who plays a shutdown game, instead of miscasting defencemen and setting themselves up to fail.
I agree about the miscasting, Wilson had Beauchemin, Komisarek, and Schenn pinching like crazy, which wasn't tailoring to their strengths at all. That said, I love mobile, puck carrying defensemen, and I think in this day of zone defense, offensive defensemen are becoming the x factor that can give one team the edge over another.

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