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01-22-2013, 11:40 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Don't forget a while back WADE BELAK ..... Had a long career was picked in top 12 . While defense and toughness is always a premium I'm in the camp of looking for these type if defenseman via trade or free agency and using high draft picks for high potential offensive players . The simple reason being it takes much longer for the shutdown type to develop and for your picks to hear fruit . The NYR have had bad track record with drafting " big guys " .
Brendl, Jessiman , Grachev all come to mind as guys whose size was dominant at lower levels but speed didnt cut it in NHL
Please point out where a shut-down, physical, mean defensive d-man becomes available in their prime or anywhere close. Komisarek? Yeah, he sucked. Orpik? Re-signed. Gleason? Re-signed.
I believe Chara was the last one and he was let go because of a stupid decision my the Sens management.
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