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05-15-2009, 02:31 AM
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First off, no way we go for Mez. He's an over-paid waste of time and money.
Secondly, Savard is pretty much untouchable since he is Bostons best player. Also, I wouldn't say Gilbert is beyond decent. I'd say he's a Top 4 D-man who has flashes of Top 2 but still has his prones (Giving up the puck, etc.) By all means, Gilbert is a great bargain compared to some out there, but he's no where near some of the D-men you see out there.
He is a great player, he always wants to play the kind of heart and soul players you want on your team, an article that comes to mind:
This story is one that should go down in hockey lore, which is why I feel it is necessary to bring out the truth. Remember back to January 3, 2009 as the Lightning were taking on the Carolina Hurricanes at the St. Pete Times Forum. With about 22.7 seconds remaining on the clock in the second period Carolina’s Anton Babchuk fired a slap shot that struck the face of Lightning defenseman Andrej Meszaros. Meszaros, while bleeding profusely from his mouth, skated off to the locker room and was reported to have 64 stitches. He played the very next night in Atlanta, less than 24 hours after suffering what would give most people nightmares.......After being struck in the face Meszaros went straight to the doctor’s office in the Lightning medical room...... In simple terms, the teeth, and the bone holding them, on the right side of his mouth had been pushed behind those on the left side.....Amazingly, Meszaros wanted to return to the game that night but wasn’t able to simply because the amount of suturing that needed to be done. There was just too much to repair to have him ready before the end of the game. He was even adamant as he was being worked on that the equipment staff put a full cage on his helmet so he could rejoin the game as soon as possible. If the incident would have happened at the end of the first period, instead of the second, Meszaros probably would have been back on the ice.
And that was for a meaningless game. Imagine what he would do in the playoffs
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