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02-11-2013, 09:17 AM
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Personally, I think the main reason Levi wasn't the OA traded at the deadline was because the Mitch Jones injury left the team thin at defense. The team has only 6 healthy defensemen. The biggest surprise at the deadline was dealing Karlsson for Uvira. While Karlsson was a big disappointment, he was depth for the blue line.
That could be, but the idea would hold more water if MV had added two or three up and coming defensemen. Instead, he added forwards. If you're hurtin' so bad on defense, you shore it up, right? The Jones injury might have been a factor, but any way you cut it, I think the reality of the outcome proves that MV has faith in his defense and since he couldn't get the goalie he wanted (presumably Gibson), he decided to fight fire with firepower. That strategy seems to be working out just fine in case you haven't seen Trochek's stats lately. MV is a wizard.

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