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06-30-2011, 11:53 AM
Oh, You Kids, You!
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I see what you're saying, and I agree in Thomas' defense as he did his job as perfectly as possible....but if you don't think the 6 names (3 of which are all star caliber) above don't make up the best D in hockey I think you're completely nuts!
Come on, Kaberle is an offensive defenseman who arrived late in the season. Thomas cemented the Vezina in December.
Who else is all-star caliber? Seidenberg? Maybe in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. McQuaid was a rookie. Ference played over 60 games for the first time in 4 seasons. Boychuk is on par with Girardi.
It's a typical knee-jerk reaction for sports fans to downplay a single player's accomplishments by over-crediting those around him, especially if that guy doesn't play for their team.
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