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04-27-2012, 11:38 AM
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HandshakeLine
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Originally Posted by Jag68Sid87 View Post
Michalek paid the price, got his big contract and has basically sold out. It's not the system. Rob Scuderi and Hal Gill would still be blocking shots for us.

All our defensemen want to be puck movers. There's a specific role that's needed on this team in which our D men are either unwilling (Michalek, Martin) or no longer capable (Orpik) of playing: a stay-stay-home, defensive, meat-and-potatoes shutdown role.
That's ridiculous, Jags. Gill may be at 16th in the league in shots blocked with 161, but Michalek was 30th in the league this year with 144. Orpik was 38th with 139. Scuderi was 68th in the league at 116. Statistically speaking, there's not much of a difference in that category between Gill and Michalek or Orpik.

What is a problem is that our shot blocking was not spread out among the roster.

Edit: Also forgot to add that Michalek played 14 less games than Gill this season.


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