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06-26-2012, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
I was talking about 2010-11 in that statment

In 2010-11..he was the most used Dman on Toronto.
They had one of the worst defenses in the league.

Was their top PK guy
They had one of the worst PKs in the league.

Was 12th in the league in blocked shots
Was 8th in the league in hits
Yes I give you those. But here's what you don't seem to get. Yeah, especially early on in the year they used him in that season in those roles. But the thing is, he FAILED at them. By the end of the year he wasn't doing any of that anymore because he COULDN'T. Before he got into the league people had no idea how bad his hockey IQ was because he wasn't playing against NHL caliber opposition.

He's not a "good defenseman who had a bad year". He's a bad defenseman who got exposed.

But he can hit.

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