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06-08-2013, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by DecadesofFutility View Post
I think by BEEF likes to downgrade Yandle's ability he can feel better about keeping Couturier.
Even though, he is the key to improving this rotten defense.
Yandle will not make our defense great, but he will certainly improve it.

IMHO, our defense not going to fix itself, no matter how many years you wait.
Either draft some top defensive prospects or trade for them.
Hoping to find them on the cheap (lower draft picks) and develop them = FAIL.

All you have to do is to look at how many dmen we drafted outside the 1st rnd in the last 5+ years and how NONE of them have panned out to see that this "draft a bunch, throw **** at the wall. see what sticks" mentality of "building defense from within" hasn't worked. The percentage of players drafted in the 2nd rnd who actually become quality NHL players is pretty small. The percentage of them that become #1 or #2 dmen is smaller than a gnats ass. If we are going to commit to building our defense from within then we damned well had better start using some quality first rnd picks to draft some.

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