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03-28-2012, 10:35 AM
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Gill was brutaly slow and even he managed to be effective in a defensive role,
why can't Henry?
It's all about needs, we made the forward groups 20x tougher than it used to be last season, and that's a good thing, but our D squad is freakishly small and we have nobody intimidating on the backend. It's not about the fights, it's about protecting the goalie, and until Tinordi is ready, I wouldnt mind having Henry as 7th D over St-Denis.
I guess you can take any random defenseman in the ECHL who can barely skate and they can be an NHL defenseman because Hal Gill can do it.
Gill is slow but he's effective because he's a smart hockey player. He knows when to go down and block shots, he knows when to pinch and do all the little things. Henry doesn't have the smarts and he's not even a top pairing defenseman in the AHL, he's good for the young guys in the AHL and thats where he should stay.
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