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08-07-2013, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Drewbackatu View Post
Unfortunately, offensive skills are part of the package in rating defensemen. There isn't a GM in hockey that would take McDonagh right now over Karlsson, Subban, Letang, or even Seabrook. If you think that, then your just kidding yourself.
I love McDonagh but the guy has played 140 games in his career and he's ions behind the others offensively.

Kronwall? You have got to be be kidding about him; he hits like a mack truck, plays sound positional defense and is terrific offensively!
The NYR don't have Chara or Weber... I get it. You're going on an on about physicality, then you praise Letang and Karlsson. This team has a ton of depth, and probably has a top 5 NHL defense. Defense is not the problem with this club. Let's look at the players you just mentioned: Karlsson is unreal, but do you think Ott has the better defense overall? No. Montreal, Detroit, Pitt? No. Chicago you could def make a case for.

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