Thread: Proposal: TOR Rebuild
View Single Post
Old
01-19-2013, 11:34 AM
  #115
Viqsi
carrying the flag
 
Viqsi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The Scary Internet
Country: United States
Posts: 23,543
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Viqsi
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
The Flyers and Lightning defense does not look good at all.
The Flyers could be screwed with another injury. They're still ahead. Barely.

The Lightning aren't great, but they're at least deeper.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
Same with Carolina.
Um. No. Corvo is pretty much the only weak spot on that blueline.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
and Pittsburgh has terrible depth on D.
Pittsburgh's D is more shallow than usual, true, but they've still got four solid NHLers on there. (Sort of. Niskanen manages to be solid over there, and I still have no idea how that's possible but he does it.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
And what about Jake Gardiner...
Even ignoring the concussion, he's not exactly ready to carry the second pairing. Or any pairing. He'll probably be there someday soon, though - maybe even next year.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
... and Cody Franson?
Don't make me laugh. Franson is one of those guys who flourishes if you put him in just the right scenario; otherwise he just falls apart. He'd be one of those AHL lifer types, except he's actually very useful on an NHL power play. He's not someone you cite as a significant blueline asset.

__________________
Remember - when you're a hockey fan, it's not "reckless driving", it's "good forechecking".
"Viqsi, you are our sweet humanist..." --mt-svk on the CBJ boards_____________________________
Joining The Battle as We Fight, We March With Us Carrying The Hardcore Hockey Flag All Out All Season 'cause you Gotta See It Ignite The Night Live at Jackets Time
Viqsi is offline   Reply With Quote