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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
I like Lauridsen as a future 6/7. If he plays well, he might make Grossmann expendable if we shift back to Coburn and Schenn being our two top 4 shut-down defensemen.

That said, I don't see it. I hope he does well, but he's going to have to really impress.

Then again, even that doesn't guarantee anything.

Manning impressed, and now he's been terrible.

Bourdon impressed, and he's as glass as Meszaros.

Marshall impressed, but only for like two games.

Gustafsson impressed, and the organization decided that was a lie.


I just want some young NHL-quality defensemen in the pipe that stay healthy and the organization doesn't ruin. Then we can end this charade.
This mentality is exactly why we don't develop NHL defensemen. You act like all those defensemen are never gonna make it even though they are all in their low 20s. If a defensemen isn't playing great by the time he is 22 we seem to give up on him. Give some of those guys some time, and they may come around. One off year for Manning isn't the end of the world.

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