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01-18-2013, 01:55 PM
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You are insane if you think Aucoin for Michalek is a wash. That's in the HUGE upgrade category.
No it's not. Aucoin was great for us. He lead the D in +/- the last two years. Z is not some magical cure-all. He was -13, good enough to tie with Lisin, while Ken effin Klee was +7 in 08-09. Z was also +0 on a stacked Penguins team, and both years he was their worst full time D apart from Niskanen in one.

Temper your expectations. He is not a 'huge' upgrade over Aucoin. He is more mobile, but they play similar games and I expect similar results, which is just peachy.

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