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04-16-2013, 01:26 PM
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I often watch and wonder what the Leafs and Habs did this year to turn things around.
And while they made significant upper management changes, I just want to focus on the on-ice product for a second.

What has struck me the most is the impact of their D in regards to offensive input.
Both of these teams have 2 players in the top ten defensive scoring in the league respectively.

Our top performer? A rookie who is playing pretty much double the amount of games he's ever played and is surely zapped right about now (we can all see it).

Guess where our next best offensive Defensemen sits in the standings. Go ahead, guess.
#63. Ryan Whitney with a whopping 13 points.

While i've pooped on Dubnyk my fair share this year, I have to admit that the poor helpless Giraffe has rarely had the luxury of playing with any sort of lead.
Depth scoring, while it's often looked at to come from the bottom 6-9 forwards, is generated and initiated from the blueline out.

If I am the GM of this team, this is the first area I address.

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