MacArthur for your defensive d-man
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10-21-2012, 02:01 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
Originally Posted by
Zajacs Bowl Cut
Please please please please please please.
Leafs more or less need a 2nd pairing Defensive D-man at least. If Volch has kept any form since Ottawa he'd be great on the Leafs. Is he still a shot blocking machine? Why would NJ fans evne think of getting rid of him?
But seriously, to everyone posting afterwards as to why the Leafs need a defensive defensemen:
Our only PK-eligible players are Gunnarsson, Phaneuf, Komisarek and Holzer.
Gunnarsson is a good two-way d-man but excels at positionign and passing. Phaneuf is already going to play top-line minutes, and PP time ontop of PK. Komisarek has been awful the last 3 seasons, and Holzer will be a rookie with very low expectations.
After those four the Maple Leafs prospect pool contains Finn, a fast moving offensive-oriented D-man, Jesse Blacker, a defensemen with good offensive skills, Stuart Percy, a good two-way defender who seems to be like Gunnarsson, Morgan Rielly, fast skating, offensively amazing defender, and Jake Gardiner. None of them qualify for the role the Leafs want which is a guy to come in and play PK minutes.
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