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10-24-2010, 04:00 PM
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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.

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