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03-03-2009, 02:08 PM
with the 10th pick..
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Originally Posted by TomLaidlaw View Post
I have a feeling Torts wasn't crazy about Reitz. Just a gut feeling I have. I don't think this move has anything to do with Kalinin. No one was more critical of Kalinin's gruesome early season play than me, but as Melrose stated he turned his game around at X-Mas time.

Since December 20th Kalinin is a (+9). That is incredible on a team that has struggled to score during that time. I mentioned this in one of the post game threads but in my opinion, since coming back from his injury 7 games ago, Kalinin has been as good or better than anyone on our defense.
as i posted in another thread, kalinin has played well lately and really, other than that fumble with the puck in his feet the other day, hasnt played any worse than our big ticket dmen have and in fact, may be playing as well as any dman we have. he has skills, skates very well and plays in all 3 zones.

i like his game lately, he seems to have found some confidence and i think renney being gone will help him.

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