Columbus has a better defense than we do and good forward depth, even if they lack a bit of star power up front.
No. No they do not. They gave up 42 shots to the Phoenix Coyotes last night, a team not exactly known for their swarming attack. They appear to have some decent forward depth, but it's not a great mix IMO. But no, a defense anchored by James Wisniewski and Jack Johnson (who are being paid a combined prorated $10.5 million for Christ's sake) is not better than ours...and I'm the first to admit that our defensive corps is not good. Yeah, the Jax got a hell of a lot more offensive punch from their defense, but defensively it's a mess, as they proved last night.