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03-07-2004, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Toonces
Slaney would be better off as a forward since his defensive game is so poor. The guy has the offensive skills, but that's just not enough for the NHL. He also is not very big, which really hurts at the NHL level, and especially for a defenseman. He can get away with not being very big in the AHL.
Ever hear of Boullion on Montreal. He must be about 5"8", which is smaller than Slaney. I feel that any player who can win defenceman of the year in the AHL deserves a shot on some team and why not Philly. We've always had big slow defenceman and where has it gotten us.... Slaney is a wizard on the PP and can contribute 5 on 5 and also on PK, if given the opportunity. Just my opinion, we need a change and he may not be the answer but it could be a start...

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