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11-19-2003, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Sabot55
Warrener would be in any team's top four. His addition at the trade deadline in '99 solidified a Sabre defense that had Zhitnik and McKee, but was rounded out by the soft Richard Smehlik, Darryl Shannon, and Jason Woolley. (Woolley had a great post-season offensively but was no help in his own zone). Without Warrener the Sabres would never have got into the finals (blanketing Sundin and Allison and holding Yashin pointless along the way).

Warrener is a great team player, tough as nails, mobile, and is as consistant as they come. And he's at the top of his game now, a lot better than in '99. The Sabres only traded him to get Drury.
I think we all agree that he is a fine physical defensemen. That doesn't mean he would be in the top four on any team in the NHL. The New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators each have four defensemen who are superior to Warrener.

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