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02-07-2013, 02:25 AM
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Tender Rip
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Originally Posted by MtlPenFan View Post
Strait was more NHL ready than either of those two.

Believe me, I'm happy that both are playing, but let's not pretend they haven't been making some glaring mistakes as they try to learn.
I agree. Low maintenance and ready to do his dependable defensive D-man job against just about anyone, just as he has proven on the Islanders, and just like a number of us here said before the season.

His ceiling is lower than his direct competition in Pittsburgh though (not counting Lovejoy), and more importantly he doesn't add anything in terms of player attributes that we don't already have.
It was poor asset management not dealing/waiving Lovejoy instead of him, but truth be told I don't know what we would have done now if we did deal/waive Lovejoy, because I think there'd be little point to having both Strait and Bort sitting in the stands every night.

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