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10-13-2003, 05:35 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Brooklyn, of course
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Wether or not we should subject Tjutin to the horrors of life under Sather is a different question. However, if 2 defensemen should take a rest, shouldn't it be the Russian twins? You can't tell me that they have actually been better than either Dale or Bouchard. To me, NO ONE stood out on the defense (LOVED to see de Vries do his best Poti imatation and watch as the Columbus players whacked at loose pucks), but Malacough and Krispy have simply been ATROCIOUS. And once again, they seem not to care not one iota.
Exactly. We're here arguing over 5th and 6th defensemen when we should be trying to find ways to improve our second pair. Tjutin will fail if he's expected to replace Purinton or Bouchard. Instead, let's give him the minutes he needs to suceed. Poti and de Vries haven't looked very good together, so why not do this
Poti/Mironov or Kaspar or Bouchard (you pick him, I don't care)
Tjutin/de Vries (played well together in pre-season
Purinton/Malakhov (both played their best hockey together last season).
Might as well shake things up.
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