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03-09-2013, 12:18 AM
Jake the Snake Man
Join Date: Mar 2006
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The 2 games I watched he wasn't, vs Stars and Kings.
I hope you don't think two games is a good sample for making any kind of judgement about a player. Shattenkirk is really, really good. His defensive game is above average and he's not soft. He's just not a full-on shutdown guy and he isn't a huge bruiser. It's not just one or the other.
You're also talking about games in which Shattenkirk was split up from his partner and had to make due with Redden, who is a regular scratch.
Don't let a small sample when the Blues were at their worst mislead you.
Also, as a Blues fan, I'll clearly state I don't think Shattenkirk has been the Blues' best defenseman this year. Pietrangelo is absolutely better, it's just that Shattenkirk has exceeded relative expectations and Pietro has been up and down.
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