Popular Post *Buzzsaw* Posted February 9, 2022 Popular Post Share Posted February 9, 2022 When I watched the 5/6/7 defensemen on this team under Green, I found it hard to see any progress in their play. They all seemed to be stuck in the mud as far as their development was going. But under Boudreau I really feel each of these low time guys has been given a better opportunity to show their strong points and develop them. Maybe this group doesn't have the gold plated credentials, but each of them has something to give. So for example, Brad Hunt is given the opportunity to QB the 2nd Unit, Burroughs is generally matched up against the other team's tough guys where his consistent hitting is always a factor. And for the newest guy... I am seeing a lot more out of Noah Juulsen... this game he made some good hits, and also carried the puck well and made some excellent passes including a great one to Garland to start the scoring and ended with two assists to his credit. He is exactly what this team needs... a decent size, 6'2''/200+ lb D who can be offensively creative when called on. Sure all these guys make mistakes and they are all prone to the typical gaffes from the low time guys, but generally I feel there is forward progress in their play. Obviously Hunt won't be a long term member of the roster, but both Burroughs and Juulsen could end up being valuable parts of the puzzle... in the 6/7 places. Team still needs two new 4/5 D's... I am not sure Poolman can really deliver what is needed... and also I think the Canucks need more size in the mid pairing.... and Schenn won't be there forever. 2 1 3 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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