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12-04-2003, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Walsher
Sean Brown was and always will be a plug 6-7 defensman. He took ridiculous penalties - most of them in the first minutes of the game leading to early defecits. He was a defensive liability and no offensive upside. He is now a castoff elsewhere like he should have been here. Is he supposed to be so good because he would hurt people without even batting an eye? The only pain he was unleashing was to Oilers fans as he continuously looked brutal on the ice. If the Sean Brown for Bobby Allen trade is the root of the Oilers current slump than this team is really in a world of hurt.
His +/- isn't that bad for a defensive liability, you should check it out some time.

Offensive upside? Do you think Derian Hatcher is making $9M for his goal scoring prowess? Yes he's better defensively than Brown, but we can't afford players that good.

Brown is so bad that at 27 years old he has played 354 nhl games and is a +3, and the NJ Devils want him on their side. In this, his worst season, he still has 4 times as many gp as Allen (25 years old 1gp, 0g-0a-0pts, E, 0 pims) does in his whole career.

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Is he supposed to be so good because he would hurt people without even batting an eye?
No, he's good because he sticks up for his teammates and defends the crease area like no other d-man we've ever had. Going to the front of the Oilers' net isn't a very big deal anymore. Players like the Sedin sisters do it with impunity.

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