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01-31-2011, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by go kim johnsson 514 View Post
The thing even about that is that he was mis-used. A top offensive defenseman was used in a total shutdown role, and as a result was never as good as his contract. Typical Lemaire.
The thing about that is over reliance on offensive totals for worth of contract... especially when talking about someone who was as good defensively as KJ was. They also didn't really have the talent up front to score a lot of goals, so they needed to clamp down pretty hard.

People like to rip Lemaire for those teams, but he didn't have a lot of choice given the forward group they had as a whole... and a team that was built around a forward who may or may not be there any given week due to his groin.

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