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06-13-2012, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Ceremony View Post
Replacing someone who single-handedly saved the penalty kill, has 553 games of NHL experience and is an alternate captain on the team with Olver would be a disaster. Olver is nowhere near McClement's level of defensive ability, which can also be said for everyone else in the system/available to us from outside.

And another thought, this makes the trade: Stewart/Shattenkirk/2nd for Johnson and Siemens. Not as good as it was before.

We just traded Winnik and Galiardi who both had played lots on the PK, and now were letting McClement go. No way can we afford to play Olver in his spot.

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