Our top-4 defence is great right now but Ballard-Tanev are not built for the playoffs as we have seen the last 2 seasons.
With all due respect.. this makes absolutley no sense to me.
Ballard and Tanev were our best pair in the playoffs and were miles better than Bieksa and Edler, our most physical defensemen.
Ballard and Tanev, were calm, cool, and reliable and they would just handle one on one situations effectively, I think they are fine.
As for centers, we have 2 centers in the organization who I would call "offensively skilled". Schroeder and Gaunce are way off, Malhotra didn't even score 10 goals last season and Lapierre is not a scorer by any means because his game is too distracting. We have to replace Hodgson's loss because it was a big one, and there are options like Morrison, Wellwood, Arnott and Hecht (my personal favourite, extremely underated) who are much more offensively talented.
I disagree, I don't think Schroeder is far off, he's really skilled, a very dynamic offensive player and he was better by leaps and bounds then he was last year, and not just offensively.
Imo he is more offensively skilled then most of the players you mentioned. We should give him a shot.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 09 July 2012 - 03:20 PM.