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12-18-2012, 03:18 AM
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We ran a top line of Heatley-Brodziak-Johnson for a good portion of last season, with Powe as our 2nd line winger. We even had Warren ****ing Peters as our 1st line C at one point.
Injury problems? Yeah.
Even if you're a Vanny fan, there still no need to claim that I'm crazy and get personal like that.
We have Parise, Koivu, Heatley, Setoguchi, Bouchard, Cullen, Granlund, Coyle and Zucker, all ready to play in our top-6 right now. We also have Brodziak, Clutterbuck, Mitchell, Powe, Konopka, Veilleux, Dowell, Kassian, McIntyre, Bulmer, Palmieri and perhaps Larsson ready to play in our bottom-6.
Our depth is on a different planet compared to last year, and not a single one of those players would look out of place on an NHL roster. Our line-up on forward would probably look like this:
So yeah, we're stacked on offense.
No other teams had injuries? Only Minnesota? 7 teams had more man-games lost to injury than Minnesota. Also, Heatley, Cullen, and Setoguchi all played at least 69 games which is 3/4 of the Top 6 that you have listed that played for MIN last year with only Koivu missing significant time (even then, he still played most of the year). And if MIN has as much depth as you claim, why weren't guys able to step up and contribute offense aside from Brodziak when presented with an opportunity to play a more offensive role?
Minnesota scored 166 goals last year. The Top 6 offenses scored at least 241 goals. Does Granlund and Parise add 75 goals over the course of a season? I doubt it.
Your team will be better than last year with the additions (if the season ever starts), but MIN is in no way stacked at forward. Saying things that imply Cullen/Setoguchi > or = Lupul is going to prompt a response.
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