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01-14-2014, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins View Post
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.
Oh I agree - Nurse, and likely Ekblad if we were to get him, could on merit make this team, but that's more of an indictment on the makeup of the team and an endorsement to put too many kids on your blue line.

And I agree with you - MacT's #1 order of business needs to be acquiring a legit top pairing Dman that these kids can learn from. And I'm not talking a Ference level guy. Doesn't need to be Norris caliber guys like Weber, Chara or whatever - but someone like Seabrook, Boyle, Letang - just a real top pairing guy. Will likely be hard to get, but that's what good GMs do. Doesn't even need to be a great offensive contributor - just someone with poise who can get the puck up to the forwards, and help shelter someone like J Schultz or whomever.

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