2013 Leafs Trades/Proposals: Version IV - Kings & Rangers are low..trade?
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02-13-2013, 08:07 AM
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People just dont realize just how important Gardiner (and Reilly) will be for us going forward. The league is becoming more and more defensive minded (good defensive systems) and the talent is much more evenly spread out
. Having defenders with really high hockey IQ who can take the puck in their own zone and effortlessly skate up and put it in the other teams net is very difficult to defend against and will bring us much success. Age put aside, how many of these defenders are there in the league compared to good 2-way centers? I think finding a Gardiner is harder to do then to find a O´Reilly.
Do you not think an elite defensive top 6 forward would help us in that regard?
Defence is a team effort, and we have nothing in our system resembling a current or future Selke Calibre forward. ROR is that.
All the recent SC winners (since the last lockout) have had a Selke winner or nominee on their team. Elite two-way centres are very important IMO.
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