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04-06-2013, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Gaps View Post
Speaking about injuries, they could cause a big mess overall, especially if they fall on the D or M. Koivu. Not much depth in the defense or the capable 1st line center department. As Pitkänen, Salo and Vatanen are all rather prone to injuries, this is not just a small concern. Most other holes in offense can be at least somewhat patched up in a satisfactory way and the goalie depth is of course great. I know there isn't much sense in speculating about things that haven't happened yet, but like I said, the defense is full of men made out of glass and an injury or two wouldn't be much of a surprise.
This is why it would actually be advantageous if we couldn't get too many surefire NHLers for this year's WHC. Any Euro skater who pulls his weight here is going to be in a crucial role when charting the depth for the Sochi squad. And more of them we have on display come next month, the better.

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