George McPhee II
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03-15-2013, 03:50 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Francisco
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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.
Sorry, just saw this.
Erskine should not be in the top 4. Had they actually had good defensemen, he'd be a #6/7, so his injury should matter. Stating he's top 4 for us so its the same as another team losing a top 4 is not accurate, and only further illustrates my points.
Look at the "depth chart" you listed. Green gets hurt 50% of the time, Hamrlik wasnt even good enough to keep and missed many games last season as a healthy scratch, Poti hasnt played in 2 years, Orlov was hurt even before our mini-camp started, Kundratek has never really played minutes in the NHL, and Schultz was a healthy scratch half of last season.
So....Alzner, Carlson, Erskine. 2 top 4's, a 6/7 d-man, and 6 question marks. How can any GM come into the season feeling that all of that is "ok"? I understand having 3 question marks out of 9...but 6??
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