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12-24-2012, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Barney Gumble View Post
He was one of the premier shut-down D in the league (pre-lockout). Certainly no worse than the "#1 guy" for the Canes in their Cup victory. His problem was in his prime years, he was about the only guy that could actually play *defense* on the blueline. Sure as heck was the type of defenseman we sorely lacked against the Bruins in that Cup Final series.
Don't get me wrong, he was solid in his prime, but who here can honestly say that Ohlund has a shot at the hall of fame or even having his jersey retired? Also, let's face it, Crow wasn't exactly stressing D in the WCE days.

I didn't really become a Canucks fan until Grade 3, so I guess that was '92, but I would've figured we had had better dmen than what I've seen over the last couple of decades.

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