Who has the best top 6 D in the league?
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09-22-2006, 05:16 PM
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I think that it has more to do with the belief that the D played well below their ability last season. For one, Miller and Sopel were injured the whole time. Also, as for Sopel, he came in late, so he's an addition of sorts. Then, there were other players like Norstrom and Gleason who didn't play as well as they're capable. I think that most people are confident that Norstrom will bounce back, and Miller and Sopel are healthy and have been impressive so far in camp.
Of course, Blake is a huge addition and the "loss" of Corvo is rather forgettable. Oh, and, finally, part of the reason why the D struggled last year could've been that the team needed a defenseman all season and, because they didn't get it, relied on Weaver and Dempsey, who were disappointing, themselves.
Nothing went right with regards to defensive play from the D corps, so does it not make sense to have optimism that it can only be better?
I agree. Sopel is still somewhat of an unknown as far as this team, so it is like he's a new guy this season. Hopefully, Miller's surgery worked and his back will hold up, if it does, we will see a Miller that we haven't seen in a few years. Blake? Personally, I'm looking forward to his big *** checks.
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