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12-05-2012, 05:24 PM
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But when you take into account Suter's minutes, it also means he's out there for the bulk of the PPs, PKs, and critical aspects of the game. For the odd-man situations, you'd have Spurgeon, Scandella, and possibly other forwards moving up while Brodin gets pushed down.

Brodin would get fairly significant minutes in such a pairing but it isn't as if pairings remain constant throughout games. Develop a sound second pairing, and a third pairing that has Spurgeon - Scandella, and I believe you've got the makings of a fairly balanced defensive corps.
By 'Suter minutes', I also meant quality of 5v5. Suter is going to match up against the Sedins, Toews/Kane, RGP, etc... Maybe Brodin could handle it fine and it won't be an issue, but how many rookie Ds come in and play against top lines right away?

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