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03-29-2013, 06:37 PM
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It's not like we don't have a decent pool of dmen. I'm not surprised or upset in the least bit. Eckholm will be stepping up to the big leagues next year.
The problem is that we have quantity over quality. Ekholm needs at least another full season, still struggles with consistency. Ellis is a decent prospect, but looks more like a specialist, and the clock is ticking on Blum. Outside of that...foss, bitetto, aronson, valentine, COR...it's all depth.
As I've been saying, a top four d-man has to be just as high on the shopping list as a top six forward. You're starting to see the effects of playing too many minutes on Josi's defensive game, and Bartley isn't a long term answer at number 4.
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