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01-04-2013, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Ivan13 View Post
I never said he is, but the fact remains that he's far better than any of our NHL d-men with the exception of EJ, getting rid of him would be borderline idiotic.
If he was our 2nd best defender, it wasn't by much. Wilson outplayed Hejda for stretches of the season and O'Byrne was the more consistent defender. I'd prefer both of them over Hejda to be honest.

What I liked was the occasional hip check he threw in the 2nd half last year and how he got comfortable playing with O'Byrne (whom had to cover Hejda way too much for my liking). His goals were a bonus I don't see him replicating, he's a point and shoot defender with about as much accuracy as an airsoft gun, every so often one of them hits the mark.

Overall I just don't see what he brings we don't already have, at a salary I would prefer to put towards a real #2 (Hejda + 2-3mil in space = ???) if we had the opportunity.

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