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03-15-2012, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by markrander87 View Post
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Chara dealt with the mojority of other teams top lines and either Redden played with him (which would be beneficial) or Redden drew the easier Assisgnment (Which would also be beneficial)
Once Chara had developed into the elite defenseman he is today, that would be true. Chara only really started to come into his own in 2004. That's only 1.5-2 seasons playing behind Chara.

Before Chara, Redden was their #1 match-up defenseman. I don't think he was used that way after the lock-out though.

Looking through Jovo's teammates in Vancouver, Jovo to me looks like he would have had the toughest assignments.
Mattias Ohlund was Vancouver's #1 match-up defeneman for Jovanovski's entire time there.

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