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03-10-2013, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Millhaus View Post
That's fine and I don't disagree for the most part but like it or not Erskine has been playing a top 4 role on this team and Green is their number 1. I would say 80% of the teams in this league would likely struggle if their number 1 was already out of the lineup and another one of their top 4 went down 2 minutes into a game forcing them to play with 5 basically all game.

Going into this season the defensive depth chart was roughly Green, Alzner, Carlson, Hamrlik, Poti, Schultz, Orlov, Erskine, and Kundratek.

How much depth on defense should a team have? And are you under the impression that the rest of the league all has 9 guy depth charts all of whom are capable of playing 20 NHL minutes no problem?

So I 100% agree the defense needs to be upgrade but I also feel under yesterday's particular circumstances most of the league would also struggle.
If you commit to Mike Green as your #1 dman you better have damn good depth.

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