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06-10-2013, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Byrddog View Post
If he breaks he breaks but we had Zidlicky who is the same size played top pair minutes through his career. Im not convinced Ellis is top pair but theres no way to put one of the younger guys on the second pair with KK. Ekholm may be the solution who knows the prospects of finding a top 4 guy are pretty slim in the UFA market. Cycling culls like Hannan thru should not be an option.
I thought Bartley did fine with Klein last year. I would do that again before I broke up Josi and Weber; let them develop into Suter/Weber v2 that can eat 25+ mins a night and be the bar none best pairing in the league in a year or two (assuming Shatty / Pietro are broken up). I'd rather have a killer top pairing with some uncertainty on the 2nd pairing, then a more solid 2nd pairing, but a questionable first pairing who is going to be doing the most work against the most dangerous opposing players.

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