Babchuk wants return a Cane
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04-14-2010, 07:07 PM
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I cant see him playing here. Plus his value to this organization is lower than it was last offseason and they couldnt come to an agreement. They dont need him on the PP 1st unit for the upcoming season...and with the shift lengths Jamie and Joni had on the PP, Anton would hardly see the ice during the 2 minutes. He clearly has value, i just dont think it is here and frankly he doesnt fill the role currently needed IMO.
Pitkanen and McBain were only taking those extra long shifts because there was no defenseman worth playing on the second unit. With Babchuk here it's a different story.
And the powerplay pretty much sucked during that timespan, so how does that indicate that we
need Babchuk's skillset there?
And even if it was good, why do we only need two offensive D? So we can play Pitkanen 30 minutes a game and McBain 25, then put ourselves in a bad situation if either of them get hurt?
Babchuk only got a little 2:22 of powerplay time a game last time he was here and still scored 16 goals and 35 points in 72 games. That's only 31 seconds a game more than Gleason got this season.
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