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01-14-2013, 09:42 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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I wish people didn't dismiss Laich at defense out of hand. He has pretty much all the tools for it except the experience. The times he played he did not look out of place and everyone jokingly wished he was there instead of Schultz, jokingly because people are incapable of comprehending going outside the norm and would rather be sheep contently enslaved by the system. He's disciplined, relatively poised, skates well enough for a mobile DFD doesn't hesitate to block shots, could clear the crease. Even with no experience he's an upgrade on Schultz. We need that hole filled and if this works it would solve a huge, huge problem.
No one thought Byfuglien at defense would work and here we are. Burns is an all star. Markov was a C if people remember.
It's not like I'm suggesting we throw Ovechkin there. Though that might work too in a Byfuglienish way. Hmm...
It has nohing to do with being sheep, stop trying to insult people. Its immature.
Laich as a defenseman is something that you are dreaming up because it was used as an emergency measure. Nothing more, nothing less. This isnt Federov, or Byfuglien, or Burns. Just because something wasnt an abject failure when used out of necessity, doesnt mean it will work by rote.
Weren't you also the guy that wanted Semin to play D? This isnt a video game.
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