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06-12-2006, 05:43 PM
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Empireshark
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Originally Posted by Smail
Even in his prime he wasn't that good. He benefited imo from playing with other strong dmen. Plus with his style of play, he would be eaten alive in today's NHL. Anyway, that's my assesment.

He was really exposed once he was traded from the Canadiens.
...or maybe the canadiens traded him on the downside of his career. I also believe that he was a fairly good defenseman and as for the "he benifited from playing with strong dmen" arguement that's a two way street, the STRONG defensemen probably felt more comfortable taking risks knowing that they had a solid stay at home defensemen as their partner to cover for them. As far as coaching goes, I'm sure that Gainey and Carboneau are better judges of what THEY want in a coach then we are.

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