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05-23-2013, 02:54 PM
Zemgus Da Gawd
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Jame, Mike Weber is not a shutdown defenseman. He will probably never be a shutdown defenseman.

This is from a game against the Lightning, after we traded Regehr. He was hidden from the Stamkos/St. Louis combination as much as possible with Rolston determining the matchups.

In this game against the Islanders, also after the Regehr trade, also at home:

He barely saw Tavares, and was instead matched against the Isles' second and third lines.

Defensive zone starts do not inherently result in a higher quality of competition. Sekera-Ehrhoff was the team's actual shutdown pairing after the deadline.

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