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04-30-2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by BBSuns View Post
thats fair; i got an up close look last year in the cup finals>im a die-hard devils fan at heart. and to the guy saying Pietra dominated Doughty in 2/3 years...offense they are on the same level of talent. pietra may even have better hands, might be a little faster skater, but doughty is a guy you can build a team around. this Kings team was struggling hard when Doughty couldn't find his game. BTW, Doughty is almost a PPG player in the playoffs..thats almost unheard of from a dman
And the majority of that came from one unreal run. I'm not trying to detract from Doughty's play in the playoffs last year, but he hasn't been nearly consistent enough in the regular season to justify saying you build a team around him and not Pietro. Pietro's greatest asset last year was that he played the best defense in the NHL while putting up a PPG for half the season. A great deal of the Blues' second place finish can be attributed to just how spectacular he was last season, and it even showed in how the team simply crumbled when he went down. Make no mistake, these St. Louis Blues are built around Alex Pietrangelo, and coming on to these boards and saying he's not a #1 defenseman yet is an absurd statement.

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