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10-12-2012, 12:12 PM
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Premise is decent, Oilers were bad defensively and Nucks needed more scoring. But when you look deeper, you'll see that Tanev is more important to the Nucks than PRV since he is already a 5-6 D man, who is cheap, can move the puck, good defensively, and makes Ballard much better.
1) Ballard and Tanev only played together for 4 games last year. How can you possibly conclude that Tanev makes Ballard much better?
2) Tanev is a good puck mover? Explains the whole 2 points he racked up.
3) Of course Tanev is cheap. He's on an ELC. That only lasts for one more year though.
4) Already a 5-6 d-man? You do realize that is a bottom pairing d-man. He was also unable to crack the lineup until Ballard went down. That means he was unable to beat out Rome/Alberts for the 6-7 spot.
The fact of the matter is Tanev looked very promissing in the 2011 playoffs, but then took a huge step back last year.
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