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10-06-2003, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by joechip
First, none of the Devils forwards are "goal scoring Machines," so why do you expect it from the defense?

Well, let's see 18 goals does not a 'goal scoring machine' make, as that would be the most put up by ANY d-man in the NHL last year. That said I'll take 6/14/20 (Stevens) and 11/28/39 (Niedermeyer) who absolutely shut down the oppositions offense nightly. And these totals on one of the worst offensive teams in the NHL. Both put up numbers that eclipsed just about anyone on Buffalo.

Both have a nasty streak a mile wide. Both make great outlet passes, and in the days when you were still in grade school, Scott Stevens put up points that would put anyone on the Sabres to shame. His role is different now, but the guy still has a great shot and uses it very well. His offense is timely and clutch (and clutch is everything).

Niedermeyer is a lot bigger (6'1", 200lbs is nothing to sneeze at) and a lot rougher to play against than you might think (borderline dirty IMO) but mostly he's so good with the puck and so fast that he rarely makes a mistake.

You know, homerism is a curable disease, all you have to do is remove your blinders.

The sabres need a true #1 d-man, like 25 other teams in the NHL. If we ever draft/land one only then will we be Cup contenders.


well your entitled to your own opinions as am I,but as for your snoody remarks, take those and shove them as far up your ass as possible.


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