Thread: Dreger: Beauchemin drawing interest
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12-31-2010, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Ace14 View Post
Leafs fans made Beauchemin their whipping boy the first week of his contract. He's quite a good defenseman, but what Leafs Nation ignores is that he's a second pairing defender being paid second pairing money going up against the absolute elite of the NHL night after night. He's a guy who plays better as the number three (look how well he did in Anaheim), but he's being asked to play above his talent level. That's not his fault.
That had more to do with being protected by Pronger and Neidermeyer, but I agree Beauch is a descent #3 slightly overpaid, but a #3 on half the teams in the league so that's were he fits.

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