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02-11-2012, 12:01 PM
Bring back Bonk!
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Rivet was playing really well in 2007. Probably the best season of his career. There's a reason why he fetched a first round pick (there's also the fact that the draft was considered weak).

I don't think it's crazy to think that Rivet could have helped the team win one game, not because he was that great of a player, but because out of all the games following the draft, I'm sure there was at least one really tight game that was lost due to defensive depth.

Losing Rivet is one thing, but the worst part is having to play a crappy defenseman more. That's what really hurt this team in the long run.

That said - If losing Rivet meant not making the playoffs, I'm glad that we got a good return out of it because it clearly means this team wasn't going to go really far in the playoffs.

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