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03-11-2013, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaykay View Post
I don't see any reason to break up Brodin/Suter
Exactly. Why have those guys develop chemistry and become quite comfortable together if you're going to break them up next year? Suter already noted how they are starting to learn each others habits out there. This is what we want. It's made them both better. You don't start off next year by #@$!ing that up and forcing them to start all over again with a new partner. Besides, we could see a trade this summer to bring in another defenseman....maybe one who could work better with Dumba. Although to be honest, I think Dumba is still 1-2 years away from the NHL anyway. Don't rush him. Brodin was a rare exception that worked out.

One of the things that made Suter and Weber so good was that they were a team within a team. They were consistent, because they were familiar with each other. Suter got lucky with Brodin, because this kid plays like an NHL vet. But that won't happen with Dumba. Making Suter babysit a new rookie could result with his own effectiveness being in jeopardy. And it could hurt Brodin as well. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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