Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Brendon Nash called-up (Sent back down)
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02-15-2011, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by LePoche69 View Post
What's wrong with Festerling? Wasn't he supposed to be the insurance policy? A guy with NHL experience?
Nash is the top scoring defender on Hamilton, he's also tied for the best plus/minus on the active roster.

He's also a pretty big guy, even if he's not physical, which is something the defense could probably use. Sure he may not throw the Komisarek hit, but he can probably still physically clear the net.

In fact, as fun as those big hits (like Subban throws) are, they rarely do good. Weber has gotten good at being clever (like Streit and Markov, although not that good), but it's still good to have someone who has the physical dimensions to just throw a guy around when needed.

To me, Lapierre wasn't really traded for Festerling. Lapierre was traded for Desharnais

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