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The 2014 Draft Prospect Thread: Breaking Blad - "They're Draft picks MacT, Jesus!"
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01-14-2014, 09:40 AM
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My only worry (well not only) is that, as someone else mentioned, we happen to get Ekblad (my top choice) is that the "braintrust" feel a need to have both he AND Nurse in the lineup next year, along with Marincin and Klefbom.
Some variation of:
Marincin - Petry
Klefbom - Schultz
Ekblad - Nurse
could be pretty good in a few years. But I wouldn't be surprised to see them insert 2 raw rookies in to the lineup trying to sell even more hope to the fans - but that d corps would get lit up like a Christmas tree - even more than this year's version.
Maybe one of Nurse, Klefbom, or Ekblad (if we get him) - but you can't have 2, especially if you assume that Marincin will be there too.
Yeah that's a concern, but I can't see this management assuming kids can handle all that work. Honestly though, I don't see it. I could see their being space for all 3, Nurse, Ekblad and Marincin (If they Earn their spot), but that only works if you bring in another top-4 defenseman and an Andy Sutton type bottom-pair veteran to protect the kids both defensively and physically.
Again not ideal, but you'll have a hard time tell me honestly that Nurse wouldn't be an upgrade on the junk back there right now. Not saying he "should" be there, just the state of the defense.
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