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12-04-2012, 12:08 AM
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always hated the defense on this team, both in the NHL and in BP. They just seem to draft poorly or develop poorly or trade poorly.

Hamonic is a godsend.
MacDonald is excellent, one of the best contracts in the NHL for what he brings.

Streit is solid.

Then lots of question marks.

I like deHaan but he can't seem to stay healthy
Donovan has potential but, according to those who watch closely, he's got some work to do defensively.

But Landry, Ness, Wishart, and the other scrubs along with the Reese, Gervais, Hillens of times past.

I'm encouraged by Reinhart who will be fantastic as an Islander. I'm also really hopeful for Mayfield, Pedan, Pelech - at least ONE of which should be a solid defender with decent size and skill.

Kichton and Russo are also really promising.

Unfortunately these guys are a few years away from being good.

Poor defense AND young defense & goaltending - bad combination in the AHL.

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