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02-25-2013, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by JackSlater View Post
I agree that the first five spots are pretty much locked down. I think Seabrook gets a spot because he was on the team in 2010, he's improved since that time and he brings a more defensive approach that could be useful on the PK. I also agree with DyerMaker66 about Marc Staal. He brings size, good skating, elite defence and a left handed shot that is scarce on Canada. For the last spot (assuming 8 defencemen) I could see almost anyone.

Projection 1:
Keith Weber
Doughty Pietrangelo
Staal Letang

Projection 2:
Doughty Weber
Letang Pietrangelo
Keith Seabrook

PP1: Doughty - Weber
PP2: Letang - Pietrangelo

PK1: Keith - Seabrook
PK2: Staal - Weber
Keith and Doughty played together in Vancouver, and were fantastic. They could pair up as well.

Agreed, and I'd still lean towards Hamhuis for the #8 spot based on his skillset - great skater, good passer, very strong defensively. Coburn, Del Zotto, Campbell, Bouwmeester (all lefties), in that order, are up next for me. With only Keith and Staal as LHers amongst the top-7, we'll need to balance that off and we have some pretty good options in order to do so.

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