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02-10-2011, 09:47 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I really hope that isn't the case.
I put together a turnover percentage statistic that, like the one in basketball, estimates the number of times per 100 possessions a player commits a turnover. Klein checked in at an absurdly high .265. Only O'Brien (.382) was higher among every day players, and none of our other defensemen were even close to that number.
That statistic reaffirms what I've seen: that Klein is unreliable with the puck in his own zone. We need someone with him that can start the rush without giving the puck away as often. There
the blue line that should be available for a reasonable cost.
Sulzer might not be bad at it, given time, but if we're trying to be a competitive team, we don't have time to wait on an expiring contract. Either get him locked down and play him or get someone else in here to play with Klein at even strength. Another defender with limited or no puck skills is the last thing we need.
This is exactly the defenseman that stood out to me when I was scrolling through potential rentals from teams that are or might be sellers. Get it done Poile
Forwards looked more complicated. I didn't really see a goal scorer who plays for a seller AND is a UFA at the end of the season. We're going to have to move some salary somewhere if we are going to upgrade our offense.
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