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03-03-2012, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by seventieslord View Post
Robert Svehla: one of my favourite players ever. I have had him three times, twice in an ATD. In atd12 he was my #6 but played on the 2nd ES pairing. He was heavily criticized as far as I can recall. I began to re-evaluate whether my mancrush was tainting my objective opinion of him as a player. I think that maybe it was. It doesn't seem right for him to be going this soon, but maybe I am wrong. Anyone care to comment other than the 3 GMs who apparently also coveted him?
Honestly I was kind of surprised with the love for it too. I mean by no stretch is he a bad defenseman here, the guy is solid and will be a fine bottom pairing player ES but he's....I don't know he's just so unspectacular in my view. At the time of the pick my thought was that it was too early, and there are better defensemen but....I don't think he's a bad pick either by any means.

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