Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVI
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01-23-2013, 10:40 AM
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Stewie G
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Originally Posted by BrooklynCapsFan View Post
It's kind of amazing how many holes we have.

Ovechkin-Backstrom-#1RW
#2LW-Ribeiro-#2RW
Laich-Beagle-Brouwer
Chimera-Purrutu-Ward
Hendricks, Wolski

#1LD-Green
Alzner-Carlson
Poti-Orlov
Erskine

Holtby
Neuvirth

Redundant:
Crabb
Fehr
Hamrlik
Johansson
Schultz
I don't disagree that the team has holes, but I see it a little differently.

If Knuble could be the 3rd guy on the top line, I think Brouwer could fill that role well enough for them to devote resources elsewhere.

2nd line wingers. Looks like they are going with band-aids while waiting for the Kuznetsovs and Forsbergs. Wolski had looked pretty good and I'd like Fehr to get a shot, but I'm more partial to him than most. Definitely a problem now and might be in the future depending on how well the young guys translate.

I think it's well known that I don't care for Laich. $4.5M for a 3rd line winger is terrible resource management. That line could have Chimera and Mojo for speed and Ward for cycling/retrieval/rebound duty.

4th line. I'm fine with the Hendricks/Beagles/Crabbs of the world competing for spots and getting PK time.

I'd argue that the top pair is Alzner-Carlson and they should be looking for a 2LD to pair with Green. Cut down his ES minutes. One of Poti or Hamrlik should be able to fill that hole this year.

Hamrlik-Orlov would be a good 3rd pair.

I'm later to the party than most, but I've given up on Schultz. I see him as a buyout candidate but I doubt management does. Erskine in small doses is fine as a #7.

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