Thread: Prospect Info: 2012 Prospect Thread IV
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11-20-2012, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by the8bandarmadillo View Post
No, but you still need to plan on injuries and around 3-4 years ahead (which the Wild did with all of their moves) to get Suter and Dumba.

Look at our defense in the AHL with the injuries. Look at our defense in the NHL last year with all of the injuries. There is going to still be a noticeable gap when Dumba and Brodin graduate. There's a noticeable gap right now with the injuries.
I don't think there's a team in the league that can stand their top 2-3 defensemen going down. It's just an eventuality you can't really worry about.

Back to my main point: the Wild's NHL defense last year was mediocre at best. This coming season it should be at least good, possibly very good. In a couple years it should be very good to great. I'll take that over a mediocre defense with above average AHL'ers waiting for an injury callup.

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