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07-02-2013, 05:09 PM
Don't Call Him Alex
Join Date: Feb 2006
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This post is in reply to the posters''BleedBlue247 and Hooligan2x- Leopold was a very good player for the Blues down the stretch last year. He is better defensively than Russell by far IMO.He and Jaybo are the main reasons the BLues even made the playoffs last year.They changed the whole character of the defense when they arrived here-
Bouwmeester changed the foundation of the top 6 because they finally found a legit partner for Petro at even strength and were able to replace Shattenkirk with a better defensive defenseman on the PK.
Russell had rebounded well before the trade deadline and then Jackman and Shattenkirk would have been reunited at even strength. No pressing need at all for a 2nd LHD with JayBow on board.
It's unfortunate that the Bouwmeester game of chicken with Detroit, STL, and CGY came to a conclusion after Armstrong had already acquired Leopold thus not wasting a 2nd rounder on him.
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