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08-23-2013, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary83 View Post
Make up your mind man, they're either good or bad.

You don't think Kulak's growth was decent as an offensive dman? He almost doubled his point total from last year, on an atrocious team at that. The same with Culkin, not sure why he is so underrated around here, but he also had a pretty solid season, nice jump from his draft season to post draft.

You can argue all you want, but Culkin, Kulak, Wotherspoon all have a very good transition game, you don't need six-seven good puck movers, you need the steady guys like Sieloff and Ramage aswell.

Lastly, what team is missing more key players then us? Gaudreau, Jankowski, Agostino, that's essentially another top six line, Gillies, who would probably be starting.
Oh, San Jose is definitely bad. I just hadn't seen the roster before taking a shot at how they'd do, but nearly all their best players are gone. San Jose is going to have an ugly team.

I just haven't seen anything great from Culkin and Kulak that would make me consider them high end defensive prospects. Maybe they are solid in their own right, or maybe I'm just not looking hard enough, but the impression I always got was that they were mediocre defenders with slight offensive upsides. Seems like we just have a lot of the "steady" Sieloff and Ramage types.

As far as teams missing more key players than us, Calgary is actually not doing too poorly - Edmonton and San Jose are both missing lots of important guys (Edmonton will probably be far and away the worst team at the tournament, even factoring in their defense), and Vancouver and Winnipeg seem to be in the same boat as us.

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