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07-28-2012, 10:51 AM
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Seems some people in here base their opinion of Strålman from what they saw several seasons ago.
This year, he was really solid. He had off games, but who doesn't? Overall, he was mostly bringing it to every game. His defensive game improved greatly and he even started to throw his body around (he has a devastating hip check). He's a very mobile skater and is good with the puck, like you wish for any modern D-man to be. He's not afraid to bomb away from the blueline if he gets the chance and sees the ice.
He filled in very nicely as our #4 D when both Sauer and Staal were out for a long part of the season. He was a monster for us in his first playoff.
McDonagh (All-Star), Staal (All-Star) , Girardi (All-Star), Del Zotto (top 4), Strålman (excellent top 6 who can play consistently at top 4 for long stretches if asked to) and Sauer (top 4 before the concussion) is one of the best defensive cores in the league, hands down. Then add Lundqvist and that's quality defense.
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