Sabres Talk - Proposals, Speculation, Roster-shaping
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02-04-2013, 10:09 AM
Grigs and Girgs
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Are you insinuating that Tallinder wasn't a critical component of Myers rookie year?
I always thought you were on the rational side... one of us who allowed reality change our opinions over time.
Sure, having a steady partner did wonders for Myers. And, in 2010, Tallinder was steady.
But, if you really want to talk about rationality, let's look at where Tallinder is at today and not fawn over what he was 3 years ago. He's coming off a season where he was out half the year He's averaging 16 minutes on a team that doesn't exactly scream defensive depth. He's their #6 d-man. He has a 3.3 million dollar contract that extends into next year.
Yet, this 34 year old d-man will magically fix everything that ails Tyler Myers. Nevermind the fact we have 8 D-men on the roster currently and one making 2 million to play for our Minors team. Yes, Henrik Tallinder is the magic cure all.
I agree wholeheartedly that we need to do something about the defensive situation. But I disagree that taking on a contract that, even IF it 'fixes' myers, is essentially a band aid rather than a legit long term solution.
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