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06-15-2013, 05:06 PM
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Chris Cutter
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Originally Posted by HiggsBozon View Post
I said Markov... I meant Gorges. Will fix that in a little while.

Ference getting outmuscled as much as Gorges? Not as good defensively as him? Have you seen Gorges play in the last two years? The guy shouldn't make a penny more than what Gill makes. They're of the same breed, except Gill is bigger and even more of a PK machine.

Instead, he makes 4M per year on a 6 years contract.
Yeah I saw Gorges anchoring our top pairing last year with Subban. Now I'm not gonna lie Gorges had a very average season. I think it's more due to being a bad fit with Therrien's system who doesn't really prone a collapse style la New York Rangers and puts a lot of emphasis on quick transitions and some support from the defenseman in the offensive zone. Those things are not really Gorges' bread and butter. Despite that I still think he can offer some solid hockey for our team, you just have to match him up with a partner that gels well with him. Having Diaz and Gorges on the same pairing is a recipe for disaster. If Gorges has another disappointing season next year, I'm all for trading him since our prospects will be ready to step in but I'm not ready to throw in the towel because of a season that ended on a bitter note.

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