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02-11-2014, 01:57 AM
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Klein's been a puck possession nightmare. In the four seasons prior ending in 2012-13, Klein has played over 100 minutes with 12 different defensemen. 10 of them
posted worse possession numbers
with Klein than without.
Exactly. This is why Strålman is so valuable. He can actually move the puck, which both Klein and Girardi are horrible at. As how the game is played today, having D-men who can move the puck and skate is incredibly important, that's how you get puck control and create pressure.
Re-signing Strålman is a no-brainer. You know what you get from him and that's exactly what you want from a player, you don't want to roll the dice and see what kind of player shows up at game night. I'm actually kind of surprised he gets no chance at the PP, as he's the least afraid to launch a slapper of all our D-men.
On a side note, who is the man who shows up on the highlight reels when it comes to big hits? Strålman. Just sign him. He's a late bloomer and found his stability as a hockey player in NY, don't throw that away for nothing. Another fun fact: he's a 7th rounder.
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