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02-18-2007, 12:11 PM
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Well you can also consider whether you like the personnel on our D or not--and I don't particularly like our D for the most part--that Philly is one of the worst teams in the league and that when they signed Hatcher they (and many others) thought they were one of the best teams--a real contender. Hatcher has shown himself to be not the same player he used to be--and IMO he's always been something of a cheapshot artist and even more so now that some of his skills have eroded. You can say almost the same of Kaspar. Finding defenseman who can skate, move the puck and play the position not only well but play physical too is a problem for practically every team in the league. There are not that many Phaneuf's out there--and other than Baranka who is not really a fighter we don't have any young ones close to fitting the bill. This team has holes--mainly on D but also with skilled centermen. Most of the time the coaching staff is left with a judgement call. In this case it seems it was a choice between Prucha who scored and played a good game or Orr.

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