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11-22-2011, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
Is said he didn't live up to his contract in Tampa Bay, which he certainly didn't. But that doesn't mean he wasn't playing well enough to be a top four defender. Just out of curiosity, what does a defenseman have to do to be a top four defenseman?


He was a top four defender by default and by reason of his inflated contract which they had to justify. He didn't give them much reason to do so and hence the trade which Holmgren said "he jumped at."

I already explained what a top four D man has to show which right now he is not showing and we will have to see if he gets his head straight. Right now he's playing pretty damn clueless out there. Again, he has to play at least above average, not miss assignments, hold his freakin own by not forcing his partner to compensate for his lazy play and add something on the PP given his shot. He also needs to step it up when other key D men are out of the lineup..not play small and boneheaded like "Andrea Lilly"....

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