View Single Post
Old
10-24-2010, 04:00 PM
  #79
JTG
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Country: Sierra Leone
Posts: 38,679
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
I'd say there are only like, 10 legit #1 d-men in the NHL anyway. It's debatable, but I don't personally count Gonchar among them. Not quite good enough in his own end... and because he generally needs to be paired with a safe stay-at-home guy, I consider him a really good #2 instead.
I would agree that Sarge wasn't a number 1, but a vast majority would say he is.

I just think people get so hung up on the fact that we don't have a Chris Pronger, but neglect the fact that even though we don't have a Pronger, we have 5 defenseman who could play just as many mins as he can. They just can't combine the points and the defensive ability into one package to the extent Pronger can.

JTG is offline   Reply With Quote