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02-28-2013, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by The Mars Volchenkov View Post
Trade O'Reilly for a top 4 defenseman, get EJ and Wilson back, and suddenly the defense doesn't look so bad.
Hopefully, but the PK and defensive game from the forwards still doesn't look that great.

Staz doesn't seem as consistently good as he was early in his career, and even though Duchene's improved his defensive game, if you watch him closely, it's still not that great. Mitchell's ok but isn't really where I'd like it to be either for a 3rd line center. Jones isn't that great. PAP makes some decent defensive plays, but also looks pretty lazy on a lot of shifts. McGinn and McLeod are ok. Hejduk's got one foot in Prague. Olver and Bordy are 4th liners.

Landy's really the only forward I see consistently playing a strong defensive game. They need to replace O'Reilly's two way game somehow, or they're going to continue to give up too many shots and goals. A new coach that can teach would help too.

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