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01-24-2013, 07:00 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
I get the Tallinder thing, but God help us if they really do send Volchenkov away.
I get that he might not be worth his contract, and that he was definitely exposed during the Florida series - the Atrain looked slightly derailed...
but the truth is that he has a skillset that none of our other Dmen own.
Salvador is ok at blocking shots, but Volch blocks them with his face. He takes hits to make a play like no other and that little message he sent the Flyers with his hip on that offsides play is much more valuable than people will admit. He has an edge and can hit - and really no one else on our squad can (or will) make the big hit.
(queue people who remember Greene's 2 big hits in 82+ games last year saying that he is a hitter...)
Volch clears the crease and plays a pretty solid game. I really don't want this guy out of the lineup.
As far as Fayne goes - a team needs guys that get paid peanuts and can contribute first-pairing minutes. I think you send the guys making 3+mil away first.
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