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02-19-2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Kjell Dahlin View Post
Keep in mind: I do consider Diaz as a keeper and I agree with all the positive comments in here. I just think that a top 4 that includes Markov, Gorges and Diaz seriously lacks toughness and size.
If you go around the league, most of the top teams aren't built all that differently.

Chicago:
Keith, Seabrook, Oduya, Hjalmarsson

Anaheim:
Beauchemin, Souray, Fowler, Lydman

Pittsburgh:
Martin, Letang, Orpik, Niskanen

New Jersey:
Greene, Salvador, Zidlicky, Fayne

Boston:
Chara, Seidenberg, Boychuk, Hamilton

Vancouver:
Edler, Hamhuis, Bieksa, Garrison

St. Louis:
Pietrangelo, Shattenkirk, Jackman, Cole

Generally speaking you're looking at 3 puck movers and 1 defensive defenseman (of course there is some overlap, as in players who can move the puck and play a rugged style). Not worlds apart from our top 4 with Markov and Diaz as the pure puckmovers, Subban as the hybrid and Gorges as the defensive defenseman.

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