Isles-Flames trade PROPOSAL
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11-19-2003, 02:50 PM
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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.
Well, superior in skills. No doubt that Niinimaa, Hamrlik, Aucoin, and Jonsson are better puck movers, have more accurate shots, and are better passers. But none of those four can clear the front of the net as well as Warrener. And Warrener is a superior hitter.
I'm not saying the four Isle d-men can't do that. I've seen Janne play and I know that he's a pretty tough customer. Just probably not as tough as Warrener.