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03-17-2013, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by CobraAcesS View Post
Very true, but our defense is hurting us offensively as well... One of the reasons we scored so much with a lesser talented (You can call it less developed if you want.) forward group, is because our defense was stacked with puck moving defenders.

It's the polar opposite now, and it hurts us in both areas.
Barrie leading our team in points for a defenseman STILL is very telling of our situation when it comes to offensive defensemen. I don't know what happened to Elliott this season, but he's lost a lot of the confidence he had last season, and apparently so has the coaching staff. Elliott was barely noticeable when he was up with the big team this season, barely utilizing his best two traits: his speed and his wrister.

We need to see what we have in those two before we make a move to get a puck mover so we don't overload on them. We also have Siemens coming up and by the way he's playing in the dub, he may be our answer in the top 4.

Honestly, it comes down to, as you said already, patience with our team when it comes to defense. Unfortunately, we aren't so stacked in our prospect pool at wing, and we desperately need one if we want to roll 3 scoring lines, and keep Stastny.

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