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01-02-2013, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by wrister39 View Post
The difference there is that Windsor was the obvious frontrunner from the year before until Barrie made trades and beat up on a weak Eastern Conference. It was easy to see (cheaters or not) that Windsor was in another class above Barrie. Personally, I don't see another team beating the Knights in a 7 game series but I've also seen this franchise blow playoff series when they shouldn't have lost. So I know I won't take anything for granted.

As for the goalies, Patterson in my mind has been the #1 for nearly two months now. Bailie was good in the first period last night but let in 2 weak ones in the second, and one in the third. I like what he's done for this team but there is a reason why he is an OA while Patterson is likely to be drafted this year. I don't see any moves happening with the goalies and I think the Knights as a team are confident enough in both of them and are confident enough in themselves to play a good defensive game unlike last night.

When the WJC is all said and done is Mermis going to be a PP specialist and send Liberati in the stands or do we see a d-man (Raine) moved?

Harrington-Hughes
Zadorov-Maatta
Mermis-Raine

That is tough, I love what Liberati brings to the table the kid is not scared to skate with the puck. But then you have Raine who brings a solid defensive physical game to the table. If Raine is not dealt he should be suited up most nights but Liberati will be missed for sure. That gives us a solid back end next year though which I was afraid of not being able to have.

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