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01-08-2013, 06:32 PM
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People are down on our defense. I am not. Suter-Gilbert is as good as an pairing in the league. Spurgeon plays decent top4 minutes. And Stoner is the forgotten man. He gets no respect around here and I suppose that reasonable given his injury history. But the guy has been solid when he's one the ice. He knows his role and he plays within his ability. And he brings the physicality we need. Between those four, we have a blue line that won't lose us games on their account of being a weak spot.

Now, notice how we have a decent top4 and we haven't even mentioned Scandella and Brodin? When those guys get heathy, that's when things are going to start getting fun. Put them on the same pairing and have them fight Stoner and spurgeon for the second pairing. We'll have a good thing going heading into the playoffs.

Yes, we don't have much depth beyond that and injuries will happen. But we will have four out of those six step up, which is at least average in this league.

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