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06-13-2013, 03:02 PM
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HCH
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According to NHL.com defensemen with the 7th amount of ice per team (approximately) played in roughly half of their teams games and over the course of a full season would play about 800 minutes. That same group average roughly 4 points during last season which would equate to about 7 points over a full season.

I can't understand all the furor that has been created by signing a guy who is supposed to fill that role. Look at the alternatives at that price level. Maybe some are available who are statistically better than Drewiske but character is also a factor that comes into consideration. MB probably feels that Drewiske will understand his role, be a good teammate and do whatever is asked of him without complaint. That is worth something and it is something that we can't measure.

Signing Drewiske now allows MB to focus on other pressing issues without worrying about rounding out the bottom end of the lineup.

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