Someone clue me in; who got injured? Why the panic over the defense?
Demers and Murray are out?
Vlasic went down with a puck to the face and didn't return. He also wasn't available for media after the game. White was out for a while after a puck to the inner knee, but came back.
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Even at his best Barry Niemi needs a really good defense around him, something the Sharks dont have.
We do have a good D, when the proper pairings are in place. If we ice the Burns-Vlasic, Boyle-Murray, Demers/Braun-Vandermeer, we're really good. Please get White off the ice. I miss the real Great White, the one we had last year. Anyways, we're not tied for 5th in goals against, after the bad stretch we've just had, with a bad defense. Our defense is actually really good when healthy and White scratched. Niemi can be decent with that defense. As soon as the defense has that little drop, he's horrible.