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09-02-2009, 10:46 AM
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Redden was a disaster that season. Didn't turn his game around until February and everybody was sheltered behind Phillips/Volchenkov to some extent (though most playoff teams we faced had 2 even offensive lines).
Meszaros didn't turn his game around until Game 1 of the postseason.
Corvo and Preissing were terrible until January, when they became reliable bottom pairing D-men.
The team made the Cup Finals because everybody was committed to team defense, not because our defense was great.
Redden/Meszaros vs. Kuba/Lee? ... I'd probably still take the first pair if their salaries weren't so disproportionate. But defensively,
I take Kuba/Lee (as a pair and each individually compared to Redden/Meszaros).
See, you would take Redden and Meszaros salaries aside. Good decision. So back to what I've said, this group of Sens d-men is not the same as 07. Weak imo. Am I that wrong?
The only real disaster was Gerber. Sure, Redden had his ups and down and ran into some injuries that season but he still was #1 Sens d-men. As soon as Emery was in the end things changed.
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