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12-10-2012, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Bure View Post
Defense is so weak. Why can't we produce quality defenders.
I don't think it's all that weak. Sure, we don't have any heavy hitters or new Gonchars- but we do have overall solid defenders that match the new system (mobile, puck moving defenseman). I think best KHL defenders are underestimated, like Nikulin, Medvedev, Biryukov, Belov. Those guys would do good in NHL as well, I think.

And you have to like the prospects Voynov, Orlov, Marchenko, Arzamastsev, Nesterov, Zadorov, Sergeyev, Naumenkov. Those guys are certainly among the best junior D if you forget all the draft nonsense. A pretty good 'crop', I would say. There is still time for the older of that group to step up and make the team.

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