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07-12-2013, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Trafalgar Law View Post
I personally rank us based on: can we outplay these guys at even strength. On paper, the Sharks are actually worse than us, but every time we played them last year, we got pushed around by Thornton/Marleau/Couture/Burns and it just looked like men playing against kids. The addition of David Perron isn't enough strength to help us take them down. This goes the other way around too. The Avs on paper have an approximately equal top 6 as us, but every time Hall/RNH/Eberle played against Landeskog/Duchene/Parenteau, they dominated possession, scoring chances, cycles, and made the Avs forwards look like peewees. The addition of MacKinnon isn't going to help them beat out a confident Yakupov/Perron.
Fair assessment. Like I said before, I didn't go that in depth with it. I wasn't thinking how we would do playing against that team. I was thinking how effective will that group be playing against all teams in an 82 game season.

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