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01-15-2013, 11:30 AM
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Meh, at this point we have Hickey & Finley......far from what looks like a strong blueline, but the primary difference here is the subtraction of a 36 year old ponce and adding two guys in their early & mid 20'd who would likely bring more effort and hunger to play well.

As far as I'm concerned, Visnovsky can stay in Slovakia and retire.

Streit - Hamonic
MacDonald - Carkner
Hickey - Finley

I honestly think it just looks worse than it is - there's some semblance of grit, defensive responsibility and ability to move a puck on each pairing.....I'm not ignoring Martinek quite, but if history tells us anything there's a great likelihood he won't go too long before getting injured. Hickey and Finley are younger and both *may* have more potential than we can determine from the side of the computer screen we're all on.

Back to Visnovsky though - after acquiring three defensemen to cover for him, I'd say both he and his attitude are redundant. I'll take a motivated defenseman trying to crack a roster before a guy who would finish the job of completely jinxing the number 11 for this team forever.

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