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07-10-2013, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry44 View Post
Who gives a crap if it's fair to Gus? It's whatLavy thinks is best for the team. Fully healthy, Meszaros is the better player, both offensively and physically.

Gus played well at the end of the year but if he has to start as the 7th D, and get in 30-40 games to cover injuries, oh well. It's not like the future of the franchise depends on his development.
This is nonsense.

Meszaros played 11 games of absolute **** defense when he returned from injury, and then he went right back on the LTIR train. Gustafsson returned from injury, struggled a few games, and then went on to close the season while locking down over 20 minutes a night. Meszaros, at his peak this season, was playing just barely above 18 like total crap.

Originally Posted by Larry44 View Post
I think the above is a better lineup than Gus in and Gervais as the 7th. There is really no room for Gagne if Laughton is on the team. If they send him back, then there is room for Gags at 3LW, pushing Talbot to a very tough 4th line with Zac and Hall.
There's not a doubt in my mind that if both play this season, Gustafsson is the better defenseman than Meszaros.

Meszaros has 3 months to get back into a level of play that he hasn't been at in years. Gustafsson just keeps getting better and better.

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