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07-08-2012, 11:19 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
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I do know Hamonic was much better this season, but this is typical HFboards where 1 season reigns your value as garbage. Streit was an elite level defenseman at both ends of the rink before this year and it's only logical that the main reason he struggled was because he didn't have the offseason to prepare since he had surgery. Gaborik had the same problem last year and with a full training camp, he was back to dominant form.
I think McDonagh is easily the better defenseman and I can go into advanced stats to prove my point, but I'll just leave it simple and state that he led his defense to 2nd least goals against and 1st in conference while Hamonic led his team to another lottery pick.
One name, Lundqvist! A great goalie can make decent defensemans look great!
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