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09-19-2010, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by S.S. Giggy View Post
I agree but Niedermayer didn't get paired up with a veteran stay-at-home like Fowler does with Andy Sutton. We'll see though. If Sutton can be Fowler's mentor throughout the season and cover up for his rookie mistakes, I think Fowler just might steal a spot on that defense.
I wasn't really watching hockey back then, so I have no idea who Niedermayer was paired up with. But looking at NJ's roster in 92-93 I see Scott Stevens and Ken Danyko. There's also Kasatanov and Fetisov, who were on the down swing of their careers.

How would Fowler be paired up with Sutton for the long run? Does that mean Sutton or Sbisa would be on the third pairing? Because Fowler should not be in the NHL unless he's clearly better than Sbisa and in line for a top-4 slot. Otherwise when he slumps he'll be benched (as opposed to playing on the 3rd line), which is good for no one.

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