Jim Coleman Conference Semifinals - New Jersey Swamp Devils vs. Hartford Whalers
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05-04-2013, 05:54 PM
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I don't understand this. We're talking about the best defensemen ever to play hockey here. Do you think your team speed is something that is so revolutionary and so much faster that they've never seen before? There were plenty of fast players when they played in the NHL. You have good speed in your top 6, but it's hardly going to be "lambs to the slaughter" like you insist.
You don't understand that fast players can cause problems for slow players?
Sure, a lot of those guys did learn how to survive against faster players, but that doesn't mean it was not a problem for them. Look at Chara as a modern example. He's not very mobile, and while he can often handle speedy forwards, that is still the way to beat him, and it works when used properly.
Moreover, you are correct that this is a best of the best. That means guys like White, Johnson, and Bergman are just support guys. Bobby Hull is absolutely elite. It's like Alexander Ovechkin vs. Rob Scuderi, Nick Schultz, and Luke Schenn.
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