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07-17-2013, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Illinihockey View Post
Lots of people have Stanton as the 7th defenseman. And guess what, the 7th defenseman is going to play a lot this season with Roszival on the roster. In fact, you just posted this roster with Stanton on the team!
Stanton could very likely easily handle 15 "protected" minutes a game at home against 3rd & 4th lines for 40 games to rest Roszival if needed. I just don't see this as a major issue as you seem to be making it out to be.

Bottom line - the Hawks have a healthy amount of roster turnover, and HUGE amount of competition in training camp for the 3 starting roster spots. With the way the guys who left played overall last year, the only significant issue from my perspective is replacing Frolik on the PK.

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