New Jersey talking about Jay Bouwmeester
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06-28-2011, 08:00 PM
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29 and 24 points in back to back full 82 game seasons for an offensive defenseman who has a very soft physical game.
And he's got a cap hit of 6.68.
Looks overpaid as hell. Barely scraping 30 points while getting top pairing and top pp minutes on a team with Jarome Iginla up front?
J-Bo is playing like a $3.5M d-man since being in Calgary.
3.5M dmen don't play 27mins/game (or whatever it is).
He has a good break out pass also. If he was making 3.5M, he would be a steal.
He is soft, no denying that, but he always has been. Even back a couple years ago when he was playing in Florida and highly regarded, he was still soft.
He is not fully engaged offensively (Sutter plays a system), but he isn't a 50 point defensemen by any means. I would say he is 2-way defensemen, with elite size and skating, but soft. I would not classify him as an offensive defensmen, because his defensive game is does not lack anywhere aside from the physical stand point.
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