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01-03-2009, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Blades 0f Steel View Post
I have to laugh at the fact that everyone implies that Datsyuk and Zetterberg completely shut their opposition down, as if to completely take away from the tenacity and hard work of Maltby and Draper in their defensive roles. If there's any comparisons to be made with the defending champs and the Canadiens, it's that we do not have a Chris Draper to send out in the dying minutes or to win important draws.

Expecting Max Lapierre to fill that role is a tad optimistic, and claiming that we don't need a defensive specialist for the playoffs is absolutely ridiculous. This team needs Malhotra come Feb far more than it needs a defenceman.
Draper and Maltby are shadows of their former selves.

And it's Kris Draper, by the way.

Malhotra's nothing special.

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