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04-14-2013, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by setkreiderfree View Post
Stralman is a turnover machine. Open your eyes. He's awful at covering players in front of the net. He can't move players in front of the net. He consistently turns back into the other teams players when he has the puck behind the net. Watch for this next game. He'll get the puck free, instead of skating to open ice, he turns back into the other teams forwards. He does it all the time. It's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. He also is absolutely horrible at getting his shot through to the net. I can't remember a player that is worse at hitting the other teams players with his shot. It's embarrassing. He doesn't have a clue what a body check is. I would say that is why Moore is better.

Remember what the defense was like before the Moore trade. Despite his limited ice time, he has already improved the defense significantly. There was a reason Moore was drafted in the first round and Stralman was a guy one of the worst defensive teams in hockey didn't want. He's not very good.
Ummm no... Can you possibly embellish and exaggerate things anymore than you already managed to in this post? Stralman is not nearly as bad as you are trying to make him out to be. In fact he's been mostly effective for us this season but not without some bumps in the road, just as the other d-men have gone through. He logged a lot of important minutes for us last season while Staal was out and has been one of the more effective defensemen this season in terms of playing close to his potential - while the other d-men (sans Staal) have been pretty inconsistent and not played to their potential.

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