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01-17-2013, 08:59 PM
Hale The Villain
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At this point we need promising young forwards more than we need defensemen.

Karlsson is a 21 year old Norris winner
Cowen is on his way to being a beastly top pairing shutdown defenseman
Ceci and Wiercioch look like they are on their way to becoming top 4 defensemen
Borowiecki, Gryba and Claesson have the potential to be solid bottom pairing contributers on the defensive side
Methot isn't too old not to be considered in our long-term plans
Then there are guys like Wikstrand, Sdao, Aneloski who have potential, but are years away from seeing NHL ice

By no means am I saying all these guys will pan out, but in terms of young defensemen we have plenty. All the D is missing is a veteran top 4 shutdown defenseman once Phillips retires. I think defense is our strong point looking forward. I am much more worried about the forwards.

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