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02-23-2013, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
Dude, how many D-men do you want? We had 3 of the top 4 D-men hurt. How many teams can take that kind of hit like that an ice a decent D-Corp? Our top 4 is good. Stralman is a very good #5. Sure we're a little week at #6. How many teams aren't? Gilroy has actually played pretty well. What kind of depth do you want 3 of your top 4 D-men are hurt? It's like Hossa, Kane, and Sharp being hurt for the Hawks. They won't look that good anymore.
Agreed. How many teams aren't very weak with their 7th defenseman? Almost every team is. There is a reason the guys who are 7th defenseman are 7th defenseman. They're just not that good. Exceptions of course being teams that have highly regarded prospects that are ready and can be called up if need be.

In fact I'd say despite Eminger or Bickel we have relatively better depth than other teams given the strength of our top 4 and their ability to extremely limit the amount of minutes that our 3rd pairing has to play.

Gilroy has been surprisingly good for the most part this year though he was pretty brutal tonight.

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