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05-13-2013, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
He can't do a damned thing defensively though, and we don't have goaltenders who can compensate for that. (I don't trust Mason yet.)

We need a guy who can replace Timonen. Is Yandle that guy? Can he become that guy? If we're trading Couturier (or more) for him, he needs to be.
I think my issue with your line of thinking is that we aren't going to get a Timonen or Pronger or Pietrangelo or Doughty type defensemen that can move the puck and be a rock on defense unless we draft one, but for now acquiring a talented offensive defensemen with the roster we have would not be a bad thing. When Kimmo retires who do we have that can move the puck? Frankly I'm not ready to give Gustafsson the benefit of the doubt that he is going to be the offensive puck mover we need on the back end. I think he will help, sure, but who else do we have?

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