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12-28-2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat View Post
Too bad physical shutdown D haven't been relevant since the lockout.
Wow... best post I've seen in the past couple of months, seriously.

If you can't skate, you're usefull in a limited role and that's just a fact cause the "new rules" are made for a faster game, period. The good old days of clutching and holding are dead and along with them went the Colin White's, the Derian Hatcher's, the Hall Gill's, etc, etc, etc.

You got a couple of a players still "alive" that are built in that very same mold but those who are earning anything over 2M$/2.5M$ are becoming rarer by the minute.

I would tag Anton Volchenkov and Douglas Murray as equals in terms of playing style, yet we are paying close to double in terms of salary for whatever reason. I know, we have to overpay on the open market, I get that... but overpaying for a physical SAH d-men who has limited skating abilities isn't and wasn't a smart move.

Just my opinion.

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