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02-12-2013, 10:10 AM
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Beville
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Originally Posted by delchief View Post
What? No they didn't? What are you talking about? The supposed knock on Methot was that he wasn't going to be a good partner for Erik Karlsson because he might be too lumbering and lacked the offensive instincts to compliment EK.

But, to my knowledge, Methot has been 6'3" and 230 lbs for some time now. He has an extensive body of work as a defensive defenseman. There was very little question that he was at least a top-4 defender and possibly top-2. He was and is in the prime of his career.

All I was saying is that Scandella looks like a guy who may not even crack our top-6 let alone have some automatic reservation in our top-4. So, in that case, what's the point? We already have plenty of left-shooting 6th/7th/8th d-men in the system. If we can get the kid for a song then no problem. But if we have to give up something significant for him then again I ask what's the point? I think in the very least it's safe to say he isn't a Cowen replacement. If he was he'd be a regular in Minny's lineup let alone ours.
I'm talking about all the Methot haters...

"he's a bottom pairing dman on a crap team, no way could he be any good other here"

"He won't stand a chance next to EK"

"He'll probably lose us more games"

"I'd rather have Foligno"

Etc etc etc

Look at the thread(s) when we acquired him, so many people crapped on him...

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