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03-19-2013, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Cujomi View Post
I'm most excited about adding Ceci. Wiercioch is a nice player, and he's impressing under very sheltered minutes...but I think that Ceci is going to add a dimension to this team that just gives more space to everyone. If Karlsson isn't on the ice Ceci most likely will be and both of those guys are so smart. Obviously Ceci isn't Karlsson level, but he also doesn't play the same way. Our team is going to be so dangerous from the back-end with a top 4 of Methot - Karlsson - Cowen - Ceci and even a bottom pairing of something like Wiercioch - Gryba that it's going to be so, so hard to not only keep us in our own zone, but stop us from absolutely owning the transition and offensive opportunities provided to forwards.

I know there are some other promising bluelines across the league, but I can't help but think ours should be top 3 - 5 in the league in a few years.
Wiercioch is playing some very good hockey these days & he is very young he will get even better especially defensively as he puts on more weight & muscle. I see Ceci as being a very similar player with good offensive upside & needing to work on the defensive side of the ice. Both have good size, both are decent skaters & both are PMD. What I like is one guy is a left shot & one is a right shot & give us more skill on the blueline to take some pressure off Karlsson. I also assume that Ottawa could add another good defenceman in this yr's draft & I'm a little anxious to see how Tim Boyle does in college & whether he adds more height over the next few yrs.

Cowen - Karlsson
Wiercioch - Ceci
Methot - Gryba or Sdao/Boroweicki

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