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03-28-2010, 11:06 PM
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Looks to me like all the defensemen could benefit from some film study. They are just awful this year, except for Orpik.
It's amazing to learn, in retrospect, how good Gill and Scuderi actually were.
People also quickly forget how awful Scuderi was when he was younger. In fact, I recall YOU bagging on him continuously when I first got here.
Defensemen take longer to develop, and while it's a cliche to say it, I wish people would realize it around here. Even two seasons ago people were declaring Orpik a bust who'd never see top-pairing action and was, at best, a #6 guy. People wanted Shero fired because he re-signed Scuderi.
So, a little more patience and long-term perspective would benefit this board just as much as some good film study for the defensemen.
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