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01-17-2007, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by 2forsbergaura1 View Post
First off, the whole point of those pairings is that Rozsival and Malik go from being the top pairing to being the 3rd pairing. This way instead of them playing 20-25 minutes per game, they will play 10-15 minutes per game.

Tyutin - Ward
(25 min each)
I agree that Tyutin is not a true #1 D. What is nice about him though is that he is a strong kid who can log a lot of ice time without getting tired. I also feels he plays better when he plays more minutes. Ward is just very solid.

Staal - Pock
(20 min each)
Sure, Staal is a rookie...however, from watching him play, he is very mature and makes smart decisions. Pock will have enough experience next season to help Staal out. I like this pairing a lot, they will do well.

Roszival - Malik
(15 min each)
Malik is old and getting slower by the minute. Rozsival is decent. If they play 15 minutes each against the worst lines, they will be fine.
I think your assessments are pretty spot on. Though, I'd rather see more youth (Baranka, Girardi if they look good in camp), or an upgrade through FA or trades. A lot of what I want on D is predicated on Sather somehow finding a way to get rid of Malik and Kaspar, which at this point looks pretty difficult.


It's just pain.
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