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by skatingtripods » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:19 pm
by Govbarney » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:23 am
by skatingtripods » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:39 pm
Govbarney wrote:My question to you is do you think a big trade could push this team over the top, or do you feel the new team philosophy of finesse, and no 4th line can not work in the Western Conference?
by swerb » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:50 pm
skatingtripods wrote:Govbarney wrote:My question to you is do you think a big trade could push this team over the top, or do you feel the new team philosophy of finesse, and no 4th line can not work in the Western Conference?Over the top? No. They're not a strong enough team top to bottom, especially on defense.The finesse philosophy could work if you had a physical defense to generate turnovers. Skill at forward is great if you can get the puck up the ice and control it in the offensive zone. The Jackets are going to spend a lot of time in their own zone.Honestly, though, this team looks like it's been built to withstand the Eastern Conference's Southeast Division. Very similar makeup to Washington, Tampa, and Florida. Could be a preemptive strategy to a conference move.
by skatingtripods » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:13 pm
swerb wrote:The defense ... we'll see. The stuff I've read on Martinek has been glowing. I think Tyutin breaks out this year as well. Methot is shut down on the PK. And then there's Wiz. Clitsome showed some promising things late last year as well.Defense could be much better this year.
Agree on the underlying point about the Jackets being more finesse/skill this year. Especially when, to me, the Jackets were much more successful last year when they played physical and fought.
by Govbarney » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:09 pm
by skatingtripods » Thu Oct 06, 2011 10:01 pm
Govbarney wrote:Sorry , clarification, by "over the top" I meant making the playoffs, not the cup (as a born & raised Clevelander my bar for the 'top' ain't that high)
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