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11-03-2013, 01:21 PM
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Iron Duke
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So why acquire a player like Forsberg if he isn't strong defensively? If you aren't going to play him because of defensive lapses, why acquire or keep him on the roster? Yeah the guy isn't a strong defensive player, but you bring in a guy like that to generate offense. Yeah everyone's going to say he has struggled, but he's been shuffled around and already has a tight leash.
Because you want him to become a complete player. If he's not going to contribute offensively at even strength, which he hasn't, then he needs to be capable of not being a negative presence on the ice.

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