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10-02-2003, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Barnaby
I dont know how you guys feel, but I think Dale is playing like crap. Not to say "I told you so," but weren't people on this board talking about Purinton being a top 4 defender? I gotta be honest, I have no problem with him as a 7th d-man, but I really don't want him to play 70 plus games this year. Id rather see Tyutin get some games at the NHL level. Even though hes young, he is playing a much better game then Dale right now. God forbid Leetch doesnt come back for awhile Id feel much more comfortable with Tyutin playing 17-20 min then Purinton, you could always send him down when Brian gets back... just so long as you dont send him back and forth 8 times. I like Dale, but hes not getting it done, so bring on Fedor.
As much as I like him, I agree that Dale's a liability on defense. if it's a matter of him vs. Tjutin, then Tjutin is my choice hands down.

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