Thread: Marian Gaborik
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03-15-2013, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dethomas07 View Post
you dont come in 6th in Norris if your not a good dman, deff not a fluke.. dman take longer to get Elite or develop, theyre both young (23 and 25) for a dman the way their playing... 27-28 is a key age for dman to come into their own, and i think we have studs on the back end.. they will be all-stars for years to come..

MDZ needs time, thats a key word time.. he will get there.. hes 22 as well and mistakes/slumps still will happen...not many teams have a dcorp like we have..

Mcd reminds me a lot like Scott Niedermayer.. very poised, leader and will eventually get that o game as well..
I understand your point but I really think that "elite" is a stretch for any of our defensemen. Both Staal and McD are very good but they're not going to end up in the Chara, Weber, Karlsson, Doughty, Pietrangelo, Suter, Letang, Keith category anytime soon if at all.

As far as Del Zotto is concerned, he should never have been picked by us with Eberle and Carlson still on the board back in 2008.

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