Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Blue Jackets sign Brett Lebda
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01-20-2012, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by probertrules24 View Post
When Lebda was with the Wings I had no problem with him. I preferred him playing in the bottom pairing over Lilja other then PK'ing. If Lebda takes this opportunity and plays his game a very simple bottom pairing role and skates the puck he will be fine. If he tries to be the player the Leafs fans and management were hoping he would be not a chance.

If he plays a simple game like in Detroit he is far from the worst players in the league. He becomes very serviceable. I think a lot of the hatred coming from Leaf fans is due to the expectations they placed on him by management giving him such a large contract and hoping he could fill a role with Kaberle leaving. I'm glad to see he's gotten another shot.
Leafs fans didn't have high expectation for Lebderp, the guy was just flatout awful. There's a reason why he was dealt and there's a reason why the Preds didn't want him and he didn't get signed till now. Detroits system has the ability to hide the faults of players.

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