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11-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire
I've seen the Backstrom vs Krejci debate properly addressed here; but I haven't seen anybody properly explain how Marchand isn't nearly that much better than Chimera.
I'll say again, I can see that this would improve the Bruins first line; but it would definitely weaken their second line, and their depth (which besides goaltending was the main reason for their Cup victory), and cost them a 1st rounder as well.
I don't think the upgrade on the first line is worth the added cost. No matter how much better Backstrom is than Krejci; and with both being at a .8 PPG average in the playoffs, I'm not sure how significant that upgrade would be.
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