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05-27-2013, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Clown Baby View Post
I must have had a stroke. I thought I saw someone suggest using Hainsey in a shutdown role. Like the Nedved experiment (at forward) wasn't enough.
Take two of these:

Lie down and think happy thoughts about Shea Weber.

The upside I see about the current defensive roster is that there isn't a fall-off-the-cliff drop from one pairing to the next, so Laviolette doesn't have to run a top 2 into the ground. Schenn - Timonen could be considered the top pair, but Timonen's TOI should be a constant consideration for an 82-game season. With the (hopeful) emergence of Gustafsson arguably playing on the "third" pair, there is flexibility to distribute minutes judiciously so nobody is gassed by February.

Add another offensive-type Dman to play with Coburn, and we're all set for September.

Of course, with the inevitable injury epidemic, all logic is out the window.

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