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08-29-2013, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
True, but there are several guys who are more complete players than Beuk was.
Agreed, but the 94 defense was definitely more well-rounded in the sense that they had a mix of players who were offensively gifted, defensively capable, and provided some physical prowess. So although Beuk may not have been as good as Staal, Girardi, or McD, he added an element that a Stanley Cup winning defense needs.

I think our current defense is a bit one-dimensional in that we have a lot of stay at home types who are generally good, but there is no one that stands out offensively (like Leetch or Zubov) or can clear the crease on a consistent basis (like Beuk).

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