Samsdog wrote:Given the obscenely low amount of time Eaton has played the last two seasons I'd like to see some time before I pass final judgment. It's a crowded blue line, to be sure, but I think he could fit into the top 6. I'd think its going to be one of the offensive d-men that goes, there's four of them and personally I like the o-man paired with a d-man formula. Either Gonchar if he waives his NTC or one of Gogo and Letang, just because they're very very similar players. My thought is the younger they can keep the team the better, so I'd like to see either Gonch take a serious paycut or leave, as much as it would hurt the powerplay in the short term.
I kinda agree with this...
The way I see in terms of potential and playing style, Gogo = Gonchar and Letang = Whitney. What i mean is that they're obviously not at that level currently, but thats the type of styles and potential they have. And yes that does mean Letang could win the Norris too... But i don't think we need two of each. so who gets bumped...Gonchar is older and his contract will be up soon and I feel that Gogo will be able to take over for Gonchar eventually.
So here's my top six:
Whitney - Orpik
Letang - Eaton
Goligoski - Scdueri.
the first d pairing is obvious, but the other two are interchangeable, but i like letang with eaton better as they played well together for that short time last year.