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11-08-2012, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by WarriorofTime View Post
Leafs aren't that great on defense though. Komisarek, Franson, and Schenn are all #6s. Nobody's saying Gardiner isn't good but cracking the defense of a consistently awful defensive team isn't a grand accomplishment just because they have a bunch of "NHL Defensemen". If he were 18 last year I would probably say he's equal with Couturier.
But this is what i was arguing before... Couturier wasnt even battling established NHLers for a spot? he and 3 other rookies were able to crack the lineup without any major, and even minor for that matter, players sitting on the bench (JVR however was on IR).

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