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04-24-2013, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho T View Post
They have tons of those guys, you need a balance, would 12 Patrick Kanes work as a forward core? Or 12 Toews or any player? Sure it's great to have some good skating puck moving D-men, but you always need to balance that out with some stay at home D-men with some size or who can use their body. That Kassian goal the other night is a perfect example, he just shoves Keith out his way and Hammer bounces off him as he scores an easy goal. It would be nice to have someone who can handle that type of player out there.
They have balance. Just because they don't have brutalizingly physical Dmen, doesn't mean they don't have balance. On each pairing, they have a primary puck-mover, and a more defensively-focused player - who can also move the puck.

Yeah, I'd love it if we could have three pairings of Lidstrom and Chara, but it's not going to happen.

Hammer was no where around Kassian on that goal. He pushed off Keith and scored. Allen isn't stopping him from doing that, when he would be (as Hammer was) preoccupied with a Sedin in the corner.

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