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09-20-2010, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Ola View Post
Before the lockout when we played run and gun and everyone else trapped our D's were really exposed and nobody really was given any chance of playing well. People blamed it on pressure and rangeritis and what not, but facts are that guys like Sylvian Lefebvre, Quintal and co got to support they needed on other teams to be solid top 4 D's, something NY couldn't give to them.

During this era I actually though Vladimir Malakhov and Bobo Mironov played, for long stretches, very good hockey for us.
Good point. I was just coming back to say Malakhov, too. Very unpopular guy for the reason you mention, but I always had the impression that he was a better athlete than he seemed.

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