De-Smurfing our Squad
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06-25-2013, 06:43 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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Talks to Goalposts
Everybody cheats on size, so it essentially washes out.
Look around the league you'll find suprisingly few top six centermen are significantly bigger than Pleks. Most are 5'10" to 6'1" and 180-205 llbs. And its isn't common for many teams to have two guys significantly bigger than average. For example, nobody in the Habs new division 8 team divison (DET, BOS, TOR, BUF, OTT, FLR, TB) does. The only particularly large top centers in those teams is Spezza and Lecavilier. At center a good fraction of the 6'0", 6'1" guys are below 195 llbs.
Habs03 has the right idea. The main place the Habs can actually improve is getting better defensive D men who can help the goaltending out. Which is one place you can add size and really make a difference. Hence my unrelenting hostility to having Boullion on the team
We're adding Tinordi so that's one piece. If we add a strong veteran shutdown guy I'll be a lot happier. Not only do we play on the perimeter on offense, we do it on D as well. Nobody is afraid to stand in front of our crease because nobody will do anything about it.
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