Thread: Speculation: Find this team a top pairing LD
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06-11-2012, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by KRM93 View Post
Pass on Garrison. He played with Campbell so his stats rose, plus playing in the Southeast is easier then other Divisions IMO. Look at Bouwmeester. They're very similar players, big men who can eat up minutes and put up respectable numbers however they don't use their big bodies nearly enough.
Garrison's increase in PP time was a much bigger influence on his stats than just getting to play with Campbell. Plus he's a much tougher and better defensive player than Bouwmeester ever was, and he won't get nearly as absurd of a contract. He's an excellent defender with an excellent shot who makes a nice breakout pass. He's not great at skating the puck up, but him and EJ would former a shutdown pairing defensively that's dangerous offensively. Dude gets under-rated on this board. If Siemens ends up as good as Garrison we should all be pleased, but because we get the finished product for a fair contract rather than the raw version, all of a sudden people want to whine about him.

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