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08-01-2013, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
Easy? Nothing is easy when you're getting pounded.

I'm sorry though, I've interrupted the naysayers this team sucks post.

I just don't see it. This is our most balanced team, IMHO, and is better on paper than the 2012 team, prior to the deadline.
There is a lot of talent and potential in the parts Poile assembled, but how the hell do they all fit together into a cohesive team is the huge question. I'm assuming Fisher, Legwand, Cullen (in some order of 1-3), and Gaustad down the middle with Spaling capable of filling in on the bottom two lines if needed. Somehow Trotz needs to fit some combination of Stalberg, Wilson, Bourque, Hornqvist, Forsberg, and potentially Smith into four winger slots on the top lines. Then there is how do Clune, Hendricks, Nystrom, Spaling, along with Smith and Forsberg (if not on the top two lines) fit onto the bottom lines. That is without Beck or Budish having a stellar camp and making a case for the big squad. Plenty of balance ... but too few slots for what we are working with.

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