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10-01-2010, 09:00 PM
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people ranting about how bad souray is defensively obviously haven't watched him much since his last year in montreal...

in his only healthy season in Edmonton (08-09) he was much improved defensively than when he was with us. I don't if it's just because the system the Oilers used was different/more suited to his game, or if it's because he, like almost all dmen (at least the ones focused on getting better), improved his positional play over the years/as he gained more experience...

injuries are a fair argument against going after him, but to use his play from 07-08! as a reason is a little silly... and besides, he's not any more of a pylon than Gill is, and while Gill has mastered how to use his big stick to help offset his god-awful mobility, i'd say that Souray is just as good if not better defensively, way more physical, and obviously a far better offensive contributor.

as it is now, Gill is more useful to us than Spacek...

Souray > Gill > Spacek

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