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10-12-2008, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by x-bob View Post
O'Byrne was absolutyl awfull last game against Buffalo. In my opinion, he was our worst player. He had one nice play when he slid on the floor and broke up a possible scoring chance, but apart from that play, he was making turnovers left and right.

I don't know if it's just me but I have this impression that most fans have a crush on O'Byrne for some reason. It's something that I don't really get. I found him very sub-par when he was called upon last year and also in the two games this year. Maybe it's just me I guess...only time will tell.
I' m not his biggest fan out there but we do need his presence on the ice. We can't afford (cap wise) a higher talent level defenceman for now and we don't have any defenceman ready to play on a regualr basis yet (I don't agree Weber is ready just yet, close but not yet).

I'm confident Gainey will be in the running for a defenceman come trade deadline when we will be able to afford one.

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