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01-19-2013, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by The Frugal Gourmet View Post
Not only is he not a 3rd liner, but he doesn't shut down those guys consistently. When they do, it's a team effort from the goal out. If you can get a single 3rd liner to shut down all those all stars "consistently", then you hit the jackpot. As good as a superstar, about, if you can "consistently" stop one.

Would you say Hanzal was a - player tonight because he's lousy defensively? Maybe the high skill level of his foes had something to do with it.
Or maybe it's because we have 3 guys on the ice who are offensive threats instead of one. Can't cover all 3 of them.

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