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06-13-2013, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by HiggsBozon View Post
First of all, when you need to rely on a 38 years old guy got sent to the waivers and who got ignored by 27 teams before we claimed him as your 4th line center, it's fair to say that we, in fact, didn't have anybody of mention who, according to our management, step in those shoes. Dumont, the more he played, the least of an agitator he actually looked. Plus, he's just way, way too small to be a 4th line center.

Armstrong and Moen don't make your team tougher to play against, at least they clearly didn't last season.

As for the D question; You're talking about Kronwall and Girardi, who in fact, are good #2 guys in this league.

You're talking about Ference, who shares his duties with Boychuk and McQuaid in the 3/4/5 slot, and who's much, much more physical than Gorges. He's also better offensively for that matter. And he certainly didn't look as bad defensively as Gorges did this season.

You named guys like Niskanen and Oduya who are twice the skaters Gorges is, Scuderi who has won 2 Stanley Cup while being the main shutdown d-man of his team, and Regehr who's still very physical despite getting older.

Your top-4 d-men, in general, contribute to one facet of the game. No matter what it is.

Gorges is contributing to none. His shot-blocking has not been helping Price this year. That's all he has to his game.

Subban is a top-4 d-man. Markov is a top-4 d-man. Emelin has potential to become one. Gorges? If you have him as a top-4 d-man, you better hope he's at the top of his game. Because when he's not, it's really painful.
my freind this is a tremendous post and bang on

you nailed Gorges on the nose , completely overated

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