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05-20-2010, 11:49 AM
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agrudez*
 
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Parent was solid in last year's paired with a gimped Kimmo playing against the league's "best" player.

I would imagine he is probably feeling a TON of pressure this year because he knows he has been a disappointment thus far due to his lofty prospect ceiling and its his first contract year, which was evidenced early in the year when he came back too soon and reaggravated his back right away.

In other news, the amount of hypocrisy on these boards is absolutely ridiculous about our defense.

Braydon Coburn - age 25

CONSTANTLY underachieves despite always being in very good positions to succeed, namely being paired with all star veteran defenseman (Timonen, Smith and Hatcher), and makes some of the DUMBEST plays on the team (even rivals Hartnell some times, which is saying a ton - if that tape to tape pass to Cammy last game in our own zone hadn't been a chest snipe it might be 1-1 right now). Yet the posters here are mezmerized by his size and skating speed and want to believe in his potential. Lock him up for 4 years at 2.5M, right guys?!

Ryan Parent - age 22

Was MUCH better than Coburn last year and about equal this year defensively. Injuries constantly set him back as does playing with inferior pairing mates (see: Bartulis, Krajicek, Syvret and even Coburn himself) yet when he got a chance with a good pairing partner he ran with it and impressed (Timonen last year). Yet the posters want to give up on his potential and give him away for a draft pick.

Matt Carle - age 25

Was never given the best situation prior to this year, was dog housed by a Ron dumbass Wilson after his breakout rookie year that had people saying he would win the Norris one day and then was bounced around TWICE in the same season the next year. Has taken his opportunity this year to raise his game to a fantastic level and has become Lavi's CLEAR third option from the defenseman in ALL situations. Yet the posters here want to treat him like a salary dump and give up on his potential even though it is currently being realized.

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