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02-25-2013, 10:15 PM
Troy McClure
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Originally Posted by catters078 View Post
What do we expect when our defense is as poor as it is and we have our back up in net.

in the 4 years hes been at the helm Joe's refusal to improve the defense is digusting.
I hate to make more excuses for Nieuwy because I already think he gets too much of a free pass, but he did inherit a team with essentially zero defensive depth in the farm system. Ivan Vishnevskiy was the only d prospect of any substance in the system, and he had already shown he did not have the drive to be an NHL player, even if his skill was obviously there.

Of course, Nieuwy did himself no favors by using his first two first rounders on a center and a goalie even when there were no high level d prospects ready.

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