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09-27-2012, 01:13 PM
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You can show all the stats you want, point out all the injuries from last year, or even talk about the amazing chemistry some players had with eachother. The point is, Edler is a good enough defenseman that your coaching staff would easily forget the great Blue Jacket pairing of Nikita-Tyutin or the pair or JJ and Wisniewski. Both these pairings have chemistry which is why a trade wouldn't make sense; but is it really too hard to understand that an Edler-Wisniewski/Edler-JJ/Edler-Nikita/Edler-Tyutin would still be an upgrade? Refuting this is actually just amusing at this point.
Almost as amusing as pointing out that it's been repeated ad nauseum that Nikitin, who's extremely limited in his English, blossomed when paired with Tyutin. His play without Tyutin was not as good, although still good.
So yes, the language barrier on the ice as well as the unusual chemistry that Nikitin and Tyutin had right off the bat is a major consideration.
Don't believe me? Watch Edler's goal against Columbus, which came when Nikitin and Moore both took the same side of the ice.
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