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01-01-2013, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
Lack of ice time = playing behind two better LHDs in Hamhuis and Edler. That's it. Ballard, like most Dmen, is not equally adept at playing his "off-side", and he wasn't going to beat Edler or Hamhuis on his "strong side", so where does he play? Bottom pair LHD - where he's been playing.
Without actually going through all teams, I'm pretty certain that most teams don't have equal number of LHDs and RHDs. And the importance of having both LHD and RHD in the same pairing is mostly during PP, it plays much smaller role on ES.

Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
Just as another example of what the market is like for capable Dmen: A 35 year old Filip Kuba, who prior to this past year put up a whopping 16 points and a -26 rating, got a 4m dollar 2 year deal... From the budget conscious FLA panthers no less. Why? The dearth of good FA Dmen, and the fact that he turned in a 32 point +26 season in OTT before departing. Simply put, there is always a market for capable Dmen and GMs take the long view.
Would Kuba get that contract now with the new CBA rules?

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