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04-07-2011, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DoMakc View Post
I understand, that your 3rd pairing isn't the best, but still they together get only 1/6 of possible D TOI, are they THAT bad? i mean, Buller doesn't play on any special teams, and gets only 8 minutes. I'm not sure why did pick him if you don't trust him at all.
I like both my bottom 6 defensemen. I think they are one of the better 3rd pairings in the draft.

Originally Posted by DoMakc View Post
i don't have a problem with Egan per se, not a fan of his skillset, reminds me of Phaneuf, but that are my preferences, they are not objective. Still i won't question that he is a fine 4th D with a right partner, my problem is, that him and Green, who while may get less TOI than Stuart still going to play against opponents' top lines, are asked to do more than they may be capable of, look at your chart - they both are getting 2 minutes less ES TOI than Bourque, basically 2 shifts less.
Egan won't be playing against top lines if at all possible.

Green will definately be playing against top lines. That is his job, and it's not even close to being beyond his ability.

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