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03-18-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by crazycanuck View Post
#1 NO NO NO!!!!! Defensive specialist Center is not going to help the Canucks be better than they are now. They need a Center who can create offense!!! He'll need to be smart defensively but getting another Manny is not going to change the Canucks enough to make them a team who can compete night in and night out with the top teams in the West.

#2 What they really need to Garrison to learn how to shoot Right, but that's not gonna happen so they need to find a RS Dman who has a bomb but 5 on 5 is more of a stay at home defensive dman.
The point of Malhotra was to take a decent load of the defensive match ups so Kesler could focus on his offensive numbers.

Had Kesler and Malhotra not been injured we'd be a 2nd line winger away from a powerhouse. On paper.

The amount Malhotra is undervalued here is criminal. You bet your sweet ass Gillis would take a serious run at a Malhotra pre-injury over almost any other player at the deadline this year, if he existed.

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