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02-02-2013, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawker14 View Post
Sorry, thought the question of who would replace Hainsey was a joke.

Just plug in the next guy on the depth chart.
Let me re-ask the question.
Who on the team (besides Bogosian, Enstrom and Byfuglien) could take the minutes Hainsey does and do a better job. Remember, Hainsey defensively plays the toughest minutes on the team.
We already know from last two seasons that it isn't Stuart. So that leaves Redmond, Postma, Clitsome and Kulda:
*Redmond makes good decisions usually in the Dzone but even IceCaps fans have gotten angry at him for his defensive lapses in an AHL level.
*Kulda I think could potentially be at par and maybe eventually better few years down the road, but right now we have no idea if we'll ever see him in a Jets' jersey again
*Postma, no. Not in shutdown role. Not now. Not ever.
*Clitsome.... Ha!

Trouba I think will join Bogosian, Enstrom and Byfuglien into the top4 but if he follows normal high-end D prospects progression he will most likely be:
1 more year of NCAA + 1 year of AHL/NHL bouncing or 2 more years of NCAA
then 1 year of sheltered NHL role
then finally starts tough minutes

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