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09-01-2009, 11:52 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
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Y'know, I was reading this thread from the start and was just thinking "eric has mellowed and started to make reasonable claims now. I'm going to miss that."
Then the rest of the thread just rescued it for me. Phew.
Whitney last year played like a legit #2. But it was for only a fraction of the season. He played like garbage in Pittsburgh the past couple of seasons. We shall see if he can keep it up.
Kaberle is a good comparison. If Whitney were paired with a top-pairing caliber defensive guy, he might even be a successful 1A/1B type. If he worked on his smarts, he has the speed and length (that's what she said) to be disruptive enough in the D-zone to even be a #1.
I'm not counting on it though.
How can you say Whitney played like a legit #2? I've been a season ticket holder since day 1--I've seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. I sit by a great group of hockey fans and we all agreed that Whitney's play was lacking. I agree he has the talent to be a #1 defenseman, but he's not there yet.
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