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05-26-2013, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Mercury10 View Post
I hope I'm wrong about Dietz but he looks terrible. I saw him live in Kelowna this year and he was -5 with at least 3 of those goals directly attributed to his decision making and/or getting burned by speed to the outside.
In the Blades last Memorial Cup game he was on the ice for 5/6 goals, one of the 5 was when they were shorthanded but still he just can't seem to make a play. I was high on him becasue he was such a go-to guy for Sask and a great shot, but the more I saw of him the more I thought he was one of the main reasons for the Blades up and down season.
I do not include him in my thoughts to become a future Habs contributor on D.
On the other end of the Spectrum, Tyler Myers was stud defensively in his junior but struggles in the NHL. I wouldn't judge Dietz on a 1 game sample and even less when we realize that defensemen reaches their peak around 28-30 years old.

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