I'm still not happy with having Ballard, Tanev, Rome or Gragnani on our bottom pairing.
Please MG get us some defensive depth. Bieksa and Edler are showing they're not top defencemen during these playoffs, and if our top guys are struggling then we're in trouble. We need some big, physical defencemen like Allen or Kubina who play a solid defensive game because I'm sick of all these smooth-skating puck movers like Bieksa, Edler, Ballard and Gragnani who keep making defensive mistakes, getting caught out of position or gambling and leaving our poor goalies out to dry.
I agree it would be good for the Canucks to add a big body, but not just for the sake of adding a big body (a la Alberts). If they can land a big body that can play (like Kubina) that would be great.
Although Semin's cap-hit is rediculous, he has picked up his Defensive game significantly and he is been one of the best players in the Boston series so far IMO. Dumping Luongo's contract and SOMEHOW Ballard and/or Raymonds contract we could afford him. He could be our Mogilny scoring, the Russian Sniper that could score at will and be kept out of trouble here in Van. Our coaches wouldn't allow any bullcrap cherry picking and force him to play to his potential. Just imagine
SUCH A SCARY POWERPLAY!!!!!!
Well, Semin is a UFA, so it is unclear how much he will be making next year. Another goal for him today, so he has 3/10 for the Caps or 30% and still the only player with more than 1 goal.
Sedin - Sedin - Burrows
Whitney - Kesler - Semin
Higgins - Lapierre - Booth
Malhotra - Pahlsson - Hansen
And yes, a PP unit of:
Sedin - Sedin - Semin
Edler - Kesler
Would be lights out.
Edited by Teemu Selšnne, 21 April 2012 - 04:10 PM.