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04-01-2013, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by MrNasty View Post
While I would like Clowe...to me the biggest need is big bruising stay-at-home d-man.
This is the right answer.

Our nagging issue is in front of our own net, letting opposing forwards sneak unguarded into shooting lanes and getting the puck out of our damn zone. Almost all our mistakes are in our zone. Yes, part of that is the trade-off for being a quick transition team. Faster, higher-risk passes make us dangerous offensively, but results in more turnovers and missed assignments. That's our system and it obviously works, but in the playoffs we need to be a much more solid wall than we currently are. Remember, the playoffs are about less-exciting things like pacing yourself and shutting down the other guys. Defensemen are the support beams to the foundation.

Our rookie defensemen will be great, but probably not right away. So yeah, bring on a big, tough D who will take care of business near Price and punish their forwards.

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