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08-10-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Generally View Post
And that's exactly what I said, he's getting paid like a number one defenseman, was put in that role, and failed at it.
I think it would be more appropriate to say that he's getting paid like a #1D, and was put in the role of an elite team-carrying best-in-the-League defenseman, and was (shockingly ) found unequal to that task. Hell, Lidstrom didn't face the sort of competition and time that Bouwmeester did. The only folks who come close are McDonagh and Girardi.

The obvious answer is therefore not to treat him as though he's Shea Weber. (Although not even Shea faced that kind of competition...)

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