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02-02-2013, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Vladdy84 View Post
I know. He's been overrated for awhile. But he's just been so bad this year. He was supposed to step up and embrace his role as a top pairing d-man. And he's failed miserably thus far.
The only way hes overrated is if anyone thought he was ever anything better than average defensively or could be the type of point man with a good shot from the point. What he is, is a less flashy, less talented Mike Green: Average defensively, good offensively, somewhat physical, and picks up the majority of his goals from the slot, not the point.

He has 7 points in 8 games. If he were playing with another Dman on the point, or a responsible Dman at even strength, he wouldn't look nearly as bad and everyone would be singing his praises.

He's a #2 Dman who is already playing above his head as a #1 Dman. Combine that with the fact that he's surrounded by a pack of #5 defenseman (at best) and we're in trouble.

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