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03-01-2009, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Brown Angel View Post
If you think that Suter is the better defenseman in any way, then you're myopic at best. Other teams adjusting to you does not a #2 defenseman make. Ryan Suter will never, but never, compete for any awards during his career. There is no aspect of the game in which Weber does not surpass Suter.
Suter can actually get the puck out of his own zone on the power play, and he's the far more mobile defenseman, which means he doesn't get burned nearly as often as Weber (who, despite playing his best game since December last night, got burned at least once on a rush). Suter is furthermore the superior stickhandler, which becomes noticeable when the two work down low in the offensive zone.

He's also the better positional defenseman, which is why he sees almost twice as much shorthanded ice time as Weber.

Suter is a better overall player than Weber. That's not to say Weber isn't good at what he does, he just has weaknesses, mainly in his own zone, that Suter doesn't.

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