Defensively Sound?

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Defensively Sound?

Post by sens1910 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:23 pm

After having the worst season since their very first in the league, Stroud have made some big moves already including the idea of changing the team's logo and name to the Stroud Outlaws. This is arguably the best defensive core they have had in a long time. Acquiring the likes of Harley Gross and Charbonneau and Tatarinov rating up into top marquee defensemen has provided amazing stability on the back end. Not to mention the defensemen on the farm ready to jump into pro action at any time such as Lane Lefleur, Sam Lecuyer, Liam Latrielle, and the top prospect in Tanner Fashoway. It doesn't hurt much that after firing Hugh Nanne after 10 seasons with the team, they hired Rick Byram. A coach who specializes in defensive play and developement. With the reunion of Chaim Sipotz and Stuart Charron, plus the rerates into marquee players that are Zack Keefe, Cameron Fedoruk, and Mathew Moffat and goaltender Derrick Heidt's Marquee status, it is safe to say that Stroud could very well be a contender once again.

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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by ChargersGM » Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:17 pm

Despite the new influx of talent, I hope you don't give up on Edmundson. Toronto played Kevin Kotalik last year as a pro-ready and he had 26 points in 34 games, so you can get away with playing pro-ready players if they're good enough - and Edmundson still puts up excellent ChG/ChA numbers. His total skill may not be as high but the unique distribution of skills he has allows him to control the game when he's on the ice. His pace last year would've been 512 ChG / 575 ChA which is better than what a lot of marquee players can do.

Nice moves though, I hope you can turn it around. Good luck.
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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by Thugnificants » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:31 pm

Edmundson's old linemate, Malec, put up 31pts in 45 games last season on 3rd line. 377 Hits, 500 Avoided.
And Edmundson's numbers were alot nicer than Malec's in Juniors..

Still only PR but had a big rerate.. chances are his Aggression or Resilient or something is super low.
Give him a shot, as Trevor said. These kids have a ton of potential!
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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by JonL » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:52 pm

Javier Ross was pro-ready last season. 52 points in 50 games playing primarily line 2 minutes.

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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by JonL » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:55 pm

Also remember when you had a pro-ready Landen Bourdon and tried to replace him with a marquee goaltender?

I don't think your team fared any better.

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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by sens1910 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:24 pm

a lot of very good points here. I have no intentions of giving up on him. I think he will put up some great numbers this season with Harley Gross and some decent forwards in front of him. Thanks for all the input.

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Post by Stone » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:25 pm

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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by MelvinJ » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:25 pm

I think a good example was Isaac Craighead, who was PR for numerous seasons for me and never hit marquee until maybe 2 seasons ago. He was awesome until then.
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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by sens1910 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:58 pm

It was also like when I had Irvin Olausson when I won the cup in season 13. He was only PR and put up amazing numbers.

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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by MelvinJ » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:28 pm

or like Irvin Ollausson when he was just a normal :P
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Re: Defensively Sound?

Post by sens1910 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:42 am

Haha exactly

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