HomerPenguin wrote:Senka wrote:I am hoping the Sens give Shero a call on Martin. They need D and we need to shed Martin.
We really don't unless they can replace him. I'm not a Martin fan by any means, but you don't go into the season with Letang/Orpik/Niskanen/Despres/Engelland/Lovejoy/Bortuzzo as your defensemen and expect big things.
And this is right on the money. It's two-fold too. You can look and go, you have 4 rookies/fringe NHLers in your rotation right there and another guy who is one year removed from being one of the league's worst d-men...that's a lot of pressure on them to perform, right now in big minutes. But in the inverse is true also, that's a lot of pressure on Letang and Orpik to protect leads, to get goals back if we're down...that's literally one of the league's worst defenses right there...it can't win. That'll get goalies traded, coaches fired, the whole deal. That won't work.