Beauchemin drawing interest
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12-31-2010, 01:57 PM
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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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