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02-28-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bp13 View Post
I'm kind of baffled by how much effort is expended on these boards trying to solve for our third line LW "problem", as though that's not one of the least important spots on any NHL team. Most NHL teams would jump at the chance to ice a third line with Kelly, Peverley and their best AHL plugger.

I still see a team that could use more skill on the blueline, and one who desperately needs more skill on the blueline on the power play. I don't see why we're not focused more on that issue. I think winning a Cup with a power play that rivals your average high school team's probably doesn't happen more than once a century.
I'm kinda hoping they do both!

I think we could use someone else on D, but I am more concerned about defensive depth headed into the playoffs. Ideally, I would like someone who can push both Quaider and Ference a bit.

Overall, I don't worry about this team's ability to keep the puck out of the net in the playoffs, but I do worry about their ability to score in tight defensive games against elite goaltending.

As far as the PP goes, if you acquire a "top 6" talent, they could also help the PP, it doesn't necessarily have to come from the point.

Who would you like as a fit on defense for this team if you had your choice?

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