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01-10-2013, 09:21 PM
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The Canucks don't need a #1 defenseman. The Canucks simply needed a fourth defenseman to round out the top 4. Ehrhoff-Edler-Bieksa-Hamhuis was an elite top 4. They pretty much carried us through the playoffs (along with Luongo) when the offense was sputtering.

Last year, we had Edler-Bieksa-Hamhuis-Salo. While Salo was good, he slowed down and was nowhere near as effective as Ehrhoff, and couldn't take any pressure off of Edler. This year, we have Garrison to replace Salo. As long as he can take some defensive pressure off of Edler and allow Edler to shine, the Canucks' top 4 will be the critical portion of the Canucks' roster.

The only thing the Canucks really lack on the back-end is mobility.

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