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10-19-2004, 07:55 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Why not move Grenier from D to LW or RW since all he does is fight, and put Pock in his place and maybe move a forward like Gillies.
Right now, Grenier is probably a better defenseman than Pock is, at least in his own zone. He's still only 23, and moving him to forward essentially ends any chance of him developing into an everyday player. I'm not holding Grenier out to be the next Chris Pronger, but he sure looks like he's capable of being the next Eric Cairns.
Do you really want to hurt his chances so badly just to get Pock a spot in Hartford that he's not really built to play? (he'd be 5th dman with no PP time if he takes Grenier's spot.) And didn't you just take a huge chunk of size and toughness out of the Pack's defense? Without Grenier the only defenseman over 6'2" is MacMillian. And he's not exactly Hatcher. The rest are all two-way puckmover types, most of whom aren't terribly big. Teams are already targeting Tjutin for physical abuse to try to get him off his game . . . doesn't this make it a heck of a lot easier?
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