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11-08-2012, 08:14 AM
Join Date: May 2004
I don't really like our blueline, even when everyone is relatively healthy. Timonen is a great player, but he's a shell of his former self and can't handle top pairing minutes on a regular basis especially when players (example: Kunitz) take runs at his knees and get away with it. I wouldnt consider him a #1 defenseman anymore. A shortened season may help, but I doubt it.
I'm not saying we have a bad blueline, I just don't think it's a championship blueline, especially with a goalie like Bryzgalov in net. Unless someone steps up this year (I'm looking at Coburn), which wouldnt surprise me.
Mind you, last year our blueline wasn't the reason we were weak defensively. Hopefully our forwards improve on that aspect.
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