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06-15-2013, 11:53 AM
Chris Cutter
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Originally Posted by HiggsBozon View Post
Lydman is every bit as good as Gorges, plus he has a better first pass.
Leopold is much better at offense than Gorges.
Hainsey is better at getting the puck out of his zone than Markov AND is bigger.
Ference might be smaller, he's 5 times the physical force Gorges is.

No matter how old they are, they would sign for much less, and on a much shorter contract than Gorges.

People here should spend less time talking about how we will pay 1-2M$ per year more than we POTENTIALLY COULD have to a Norris trophy winner, and more time about how we pay a fringe defenseman with no real visible contributions on the ice twice as much as he should make, for twice as long.
St. Louis fans can't wait Leopold to get off their team, he's been horrible for past 2 seasons, he just goes by reputation at this point. Like I've pointed out in the past, he's become a Jaro Spacek as in that he's supposed to be really good offensively but in fact he's nothing extraordinary, he'll give you about 25 pts despite a ******** of PP time. That's without adding that Leopold is pretty soft so he's the opposite of what we need right now.

If Lydman is every bit as good as Gorges why was he a healthy scratch on numerous occasions in Anaheim (who doesn't have a Los Angeles Kings-esque defense btw)? Gorges is better and a LOT younger.

Hainsey is better than getting the puck out than Markov? Markov is elite in that department, Hainsey is not physical at all for a guy of his size and makes a lot of questionnable decisions in his own end.

Ference is 5x times stronger than Gorges? I don't even know how you measured that but anyway... Why because he can throw cheapshots on players like Grabovski and Halpern? Ference gets outmuscled just as much as Gorges and is not as good defensively as him. The difference between him and Gorges is that Boston surrounds him with players like McQuaid and Boychuk who can help him in the physical department while we have Bouillon for that...

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