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The Anaheim Ducks decided to make changes on their defense this offseason, letting go of Lubomir Visnovsky and Sheldon Brookbank while bringing in Bryan Allen and Sheldon Souray to replace them. While Brookbank had a pretty good season last year, it's the loss of Visnovsky that will be felt the most.
Outside of Cam Fowler, Visnovsky was the best defenseman on the team, and he was the quarterback of the power play. Fowler will now take that position on full time, but being only 20 years old, there is a question whether he will be ready for the spotlight.
I understand if the team wants to get tougher. After all, that's how they won their only Stanley Cup in 2007. However, a team still needs its offense, and Visnovsky has been one of the better offensive defensemen in the league for some time.
If the trade that sent Visnovsky to the New York Islanders gets reversed, this will be one of those few times when a dumb decision can be nullified.