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12-30-2012, 04:34 PM
Nerf Herder
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Come on now.
There were definitely stretches of the season where Martin was playing just fine and getting hated on anyway. He was not terrible all year. He wasn't even bad all year. There is no doubt in my mind that we would have been worse off with Engelland playing in Martin's position all of last regular season.

The playoff series is a different story.

Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
We have different degrees of faith in Engelland. I'm fine with giving Martin a finite period to show last year was an aberration, but I don't want him around in the playoffs if he hasn't. There's too much at stake to have him leisurely gliding around back there avoiding hits and losing puck battles again when it matters.
Agreed. If Martin hasn't solidified himself as one of our top 4 d-men by mid-season then we should look into other options.

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