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11-12-2011, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by MGIII View Post
I agree with Jbuds: when we lose it's because we give up goals on stupid mistakes, not the Dman just not being good enough to stop the puck. We know Rej and Myers are capable defensively. But they have gone to **** this last month, to all of our frustration. Gragnani looks lost half the time and Erhroff is some weird hybrid of average and useless on defense.

The worst part is we know they can play better, but they just aren't. They better figure this **** out.
There is a difference between being capable defensively and being strong defensively. Neither would be described as being strong defensively or be considered defensive dmen. In reality there is only one dman on the roster that fits that description (Regehr).

We've had only one pair this season thats been able to bring good defensive play while producing some offense. Leopold/Regehr. Thats what Ruff wants from the defense and no other pair has brought it. Myers/Sekera are feast or famine back there and Ehrhoff/Grags is weaksauce in our end but occassionally will add some offense (from Ehrhoff).

But only Leopold/Regehr has brought the hybrid solid defense and offense from the back end.

Ruff seems to have given up on the idea of a shutdown pair for now. He has a solid two way pair and two feast or famine pairs.


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