Thread: Post-Game Talk: Game 6: Preds vs Panthers | 7:00 PM CST
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10-16-2013, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by token grinder View Post
Re: Bartley...........

Remember he looked good on a bad, injury riddled team. We all knew he wasn't second pair material. We all knew he was a 6-7 d-man, and looks every bit the part of it. There is nothing wrong with that. Bank on him making 2-3 mistakes that stick out a game. Bank on him making a few good plays as well. Remember how thrilled this board was when he chose us as a Euro free agent. Kid had decent hands, could make a good first pass, and could hold his own. I don't think any of that has changed, it is just his skill level is a 6-7 dman. Can't expect the kid to play lights out and like a top dman in the league.
Bingo..you said it.

If he was a mistake free hockey player, playing heavy unprotected minutes...well he wouldn't be a league minimum bottom line defenseman. Can't have a cheap cake and expect to impress the dinner guests too.

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