Stars defensive woes
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01-25-2013, 08:44 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Xcalibur
The problem right now extends beyond our defense to the forward group's defensive zone coverage. Whether on the back check or otherwise, there is a good amount of over-commitment, watching the puck, and abandoning position.
To your question though, I hope to see Oleksiak at some point this season. However, I haven't seem him play so I don't know how close he is to NHL-ready. It sounds like he has a ton of potential but I wouldn't want to rush him.
I like what I've seen from Jordie Benn and Dillon so far, granted they are making young mistakes. That's expected though, so provided they improve I'm content with those guys staying in the lineup.
Robidas and Goligoski are just too much of a liability together, so if nothing else I'd like to see Robidas play with someone more reliable defensively, like Larsen. Finally, I think it makes sense to give Rome a shot, but I doubt it would be in place of Robidas.
Voted for switching up the pairs/minutes.
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