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05-06-2007, 09:38 PM
Frightened Inmate #2
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
he's a great defensive defenseman paired with Conn Smythe Leetch... Burrows as another great defensive defenseman paired with Conn Smythe Savard... Bowman is happy to coach them
I wouldn't go so far as to say that Smith was a great defensive defenseman... good yes, but great not by a long shot. There are few great defensive defenseman, and I have found that people vastly overrate the good ones as a result. Smith never had elite shutdown abilities from what I can gather and you can attribute his +/- records to being on the ice when Bobby Orr was there, something I am very glad to say that you won't be able to take advantage of this draft

Edit - The Conn Smythe is nice but I would worry about making it to the playoffs for that to be of any importance.

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