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04-09-2011, 11:04 PM
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nyr2k2
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
I think anyone who rates Sauer above Staal is insane. Don't get me wrong, Sauer played great and I've always been a fan of his. But Staal was a machine for most of the year and must be the highest rated Dman on this team.
I'm rating them based on their performance versus my expectations. Staal did a very, very solid job for us as always. But for me to give him an A or A+, he would have had to greatly exceed my expectations; he did not.

So when I give Sauer and A+ and Staal a B+, it doesn't mean that I think Sauer was better than Staal...just that he exceeded my wildest expectations, whereas I was more "very satisfied" with Staal.

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