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12-09-2012, 12:10 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: South Jersey/Memphis
Originally Posted by
Legit top-4 guys include Janne Niinimaa, Joni Pitkanen, Braydon Coburn, Luca Sbisa, Dennis Seidenberg, and Jim Vandermeer.
Bottom-pairing guys include Jeff Woywitka, Randy Jones, Freddy Meyer, Alexandre Picard, and Marc-Andre Bourdon.
We have yet to develop a proper top-pairing defender, though.
For goaltenders, we have had a couple 1a types in Roman Cechmanek, Brian Boucher, and a few more back-ups, namely Antero Niittymaki, and Johan Hedberg. By far,
Now, forwards, that's where this team does its damage. We're still developing Brayden Schenn, trying to undo what Terry Murray's done, but he'll do fine with our organization. Sean Couturier, James vanRiemsdyk, Claude Giroux, Zac Rinaldo (could be a fourth-line forward), Andreas Nodl, Steve Downie, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Colin Fraser, Patrick Sharp, Darroll Powe, Justin Williams, Simon Gagne, Ruslan Fedotenko, Dainius Zubrus, Todd Fedoruk, Vinny Prospal, and those are just the names I'm sure of.
We didn't draft Coburn. Cechmanek was a legit starter, he just couldn't play in the playoffs worth a damn.
Originally Posted by
And he's doing a
job of it. The team's 10-12, and is currently the proud owner of the third worst record within the conference, despite having a significantly improved roster to work with.
They've scored 55 goals, which is the 5th worst league-wide, and if it weren't for both Schenn and Couturier they wouldn't even have that. Those two account for 32% of our total goal production this season. Two players, 32%...
Give me back Patterson, already.
I'd rather have Murray and the terrible offense. It's a developmental league. We have 4 fringe NHL defensemen who we need better developed. Why not have a long-time defensive-minded NHL coach develop them? Pronger and MAYBE Kimmo are done. Coburn is our #1 right now. We need as much help as possible back there, Patterson won't bring that.
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