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01-14-2014, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by CornKicker View Post
the only way you can justify having 2 rookie defenceman on the roster is by having a bonafide #1 Dman ala Shea WEber, Chara, Suter, Doughty that can eat up 30mins a game. then you only have to worry about the other 90Min dman time with the other 5. assume you have ference to eat 20, schultz eating 25 you have 45 mins to split between the other 3 d limiting them to 15min a game each.
Exactly.
It could work if there's a strong supporting cast, but when the safety nets are Petry and Ference, that's a recipe for disaster.
If they get Ekblad, i'd be shocked if we don't see at least 3 rookies on the blueline to start the season.

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