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01-21-2013, 03:56 PM
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Kjell Dahlin
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I voted 9-11 because, as I already mentioned in another thread: I hate our D squad!

- How many games will Subban miss?

- Markov's health is still a concern (his KHL stint is encouraging; fingers crossed)

- We may be forced to use Emelin in the top 4 and I think he is not ready for such duties

- We also may be forced to use Emelin as a RD and he looked better as a LD

- We never replaced Hamrlik: he was a stabilizing force out there. One who was able to eat a lot of evens strength minutes

- Because of his experience and style of play, we may be forced to use Bouillon in the top 4. I am a big fan (he is much better than Campoli!) but I don't like him as a top4 D.

- Most of our D bring a redundant contribution: soft (to various degree) offensive defensemen. We badly need a big, experienced and tough stay at home D.

- Subban, Diaz, Weber, Saint-Denis, Emelin... these are not experienced defensemen. And at least 3 of them will play a big role.

Think of all the 3rd period leads we lost last season: it is the sign of an inexperienced D squad imo. This season should not be different.

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