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09-20-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
Sure we have D prospects. Physically imposing prospects? Tinordi and that's it with regard to shut down D.

Look at Ottawa and who they drafted on D. Physical D Men. If they improve their offense, they have the best chance to be the next Canadian team to win the Cup.

I will say it again. Drafting BPA for a decade has left us with too much of a skill set that is detrimental to this team now and in the next couple of years.
Beaulieu and Pateryn also have good size. Didier also. Dietz Thrower Nygren and Ellis are not exactly smurfs either. Size on defense should be a non issue going forward, assuming Emelin is re-signed.

We can do a lot better than Ottawa if we want to have a great defense. Karlsson is a d-man in name only. The rest is big and slow, hard to win with because a good team will forecheck them into the ground.

Drafting PBA is never a bad idea, if you have the best players you can always trade/sign UFA's for need.

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