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06-30-2011, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by
German Way of War
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.
I'll go one further, Kaberle was the probably the 6th best looking Dman, and that's really not a bad thing!
Seidenberg is a fantastic defensive d-man. He was the best looking d-man out there for the entire series IMO. Then Boychuk, Chara, Ference, McQuaid, and Kaberle. Again, that's just IMO from the goaler's standpoint.
I was one of those on the Thomas bandwagon in back in December.
Dude, I agree with all you're trying to say, except your downplay of who I feel is the league's best defense. (and the overplay of the Rangers' D by others.)
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