Kevin Klein signs 5 year/14.5 mil deal
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09-16-2012, 02:43 AM
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he is a solid second pair guy most nights when he eliminates brain farts.
The brain farts happen at least every other game on average. So I would agree he's a solid second pair defenseman about half of the time. Then you throw in he has has virtually no offensive skill and no physical presence, it makes the frequent brain farts even more unforgiving.
Linemate excuse? He played with Hamhuis for long periods. It was not a good pairing, and was a big reason why we lost the Blackhawks in 2010.
Yes, Sidenberg is better. Vancouver's 2nd pair was better when they made the finalis. Letang, Gill were better when PIT made their runs. Kronwall, Stuart were better when the Red Wings went deep. etc. This isn't fantasy, it's the real NHL.
Klein may suffice as a 2nd pair dman, but I'm tired of a Predators team that settles for "sufficing". We need to take the next step. Playing guys like Klein in key positions isn't going to help us do that. If it's the best option we have, I guess we have to settle.
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