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11-05-2012, 07:45 PM
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We went to the SCF with Hamhuis, Bieksa, Edler, Ehrhoff, there's no elite defensemen in that bunch either, but our depth got us where it got us. Replace Ehrhoff with Garrison this year, and it's basically the same defense. Deep, but not elite name, but can still likely work. If you're talking about the future, then we do need an elite defensemen, but the odds of us getting that through the draft and where we usually place is going to be rare.
The biggest problem here is that there isn't a minute munching dominant dman on both ends of the ice. Yes, that's asking a lot but having a weber type, then Edler, Bieksa Hamhuis.... It wouldn't even matter about the bottom pairing. (sopel is a Stanley Cup champion for example).
I'd say that it's a priority in this draft. BPA is a strategy no doubt, but some emphasis needs to be put on drafting D men before the later rounds.
In no way am I, or do I consider myself an expert. Just my opinion based on our last drafting errors.
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