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01-29-2013, 10:29 AM
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1- Karlsson (elite #1)
2- Gonchar (average #2, still very good offensively)
3- Cowen (young but potential to be much more)
4- Methot (above average #4 defensively and physically, underrated offensively)
5- Phillips (Good #5 with lots of experience and leadership)
5- Lundin (Excellent 3rd pair D-man)
6- Borowiecki
6- Wiercioch
6- Benoit
6- Gryba

We're fine... Oops, Cowen is injured

So for now, Methot is our #3 but that creates another hole at #4... Phillips isn't in his prime anymore so it's hard to ask him to play that role (2nd pair vs better forwards)... but who knows? Maybe he'll surprise us as the season move along

Once Lundin is back, I think we'll be fine but we need Borowiecki and Wiercioch to play bigger roles and grow as NHL players. Benoit is cool and everything but IMO he takes ice-time of the 2 younger guys... We don't need to develop Benoit.

If we were to acquire a Defenseman, might as well use Vikstrand, Wiercioch or Ceci going the other way cause there will be a logjam at some point in the near future (we develop too many NHL players lol). On top of the 10 guys in the list above, there's still guys like Vikstrand, Ceci, Claesson, Blood, Wideman, Sdao, Boyle, etc developping... But we'll probably lose Gonchar, benoit and Lundin in the off-season though

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