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Visnovsky Signs 2-year Extension ($4.75M/year + NMC)
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03-18-2013, 09:32 AM
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Basically, if you ask me, Visnovsky and Streit are simply too one-dimensional and too similar to both be hanging around. I don't know how successful the team can be in the standings over 82 games if it boasts two Dmen with 10-30-40 and -20 stats.
I don't agree or disagree. How's that?!
Visnovsky's much better defensively than I thought he would be. Neither Vis or Streit are great defensively though but neither are poor defensively either. Individually, the Isles have an "okay" defense group. But nobody great.
This is a team filled with guys who "don't make us worse" but nobody who "makes us better"
This is a team that CANNOT GET players who make us better - historically, that doesn't happen, especially not under Wang or Snow. This is quite the quagmire!
Funny how many of us were disappointed (myself included) on the Paul Martin and Christian Erhoff non-signings, but those would have been too vastly overpaid players, not much better (if at all) than Streit or Visnovsky, and not likely to make the Isles better. So I don't see how the Isles can let these guys get away, not if they're hoping to improve next year. We cannot realistically expect Donovan/deHaan/Mayfield/Reinhart to step into a defense group WITHOUT Streit/Vis and seriously help this team? That's ridiculous.
So while the Vis/Striet group are somewhat limited, they are far better than the alternative, which is NOTHING (or Wishart/Ness) or rookies.
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