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Kurt Sauer or Martin Skoula

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05-26-2004, 02:03 AM
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Kurt Sauer or Martin Skoula

Which defenseman would you rather on your team?

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I'd take Puck Poise..

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Where is KL when you need him?

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Wow. Skoula is running away with this one. I thought everyone hated him and thought he sucked. Maybe it was just the Avs fans that felt that way. Of course, it could be because Sauer is just plain worse. I guess thats why the Ducks sent a 4th rounder along with Sauer.

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I'd take Puck Poise..

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Sauer < Skoula.

Sauer is terrible. Doesn't really matter how Skoula is.

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Wow. Skoula is running away with this one. I thought everyone hated him and thought he sucked. Maybe it was just the Avs fans that felt that way. Of course, it could be because Sauer is just plain worse. I guess thats why the Ducks sent a 4th rounder along with Sauer.
He didn't suck. He just wasn't particularly motivated much to change his game. He frustrated the hell out of lot of Avs fans who thought he should be the next coming - NOW.
Unfortunately, I don't think he always 'gets it' from a defensive coverage standpoint (look out Ducks fans) and can tend to rely too much on the blind 'shoot it around the boards' method of getting the puck out of the zone sometimes - but he has an awesome amount of potential.

Let's face it...the guy's never injured, has a very good shot, skates extremely well, can move the puck out of his end and sees the ice and makes crisp passes that can lead to some wicked transition opportunities.
While not a punishing defenseman (in fact, a little too gentle), he's strong enough to stay with pretty much anyone on the ice. He's a bit of a wuss though, if challenged by someone scrappy.

Sauer may not wind up being worse over time for the type of D that he is (stay at home/physical), but Skoula's definitely better now for what he brings to the table . Sauer has been as butter-fingered at times with the puck as Skoula ever was, and you won't see Kurt on the PP anytime soon.

The 4th became Darby Hendrickson, so the argument becomes:

Is Skoula > = Hendrickson + Sauer

I'd say...meh. Maybe he is?

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Skoula.

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I'll take the 4th round pick over both.

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Skoula has done alot better in a Duck uniform than in an Avs uni. He was brought in to provide offense, as Sauer did not. In fact, all Sauer did was have decent defensive presense. No real physical play from him. Since the trade, not only has Marty been good offensively, but he's actually been decent defensively, and was very physical on more than on occasion(one of hits right after the trade, on a Yotes player I believe, was simply awesome).

It seems that Bryan Murray has indeed struck again, this time dumping the gentle giant for what looks to be one of our better offensive d-men for a while.

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i guess i'd take Skoula

however, i'd say the Avs won this deal because the 4th rounder was the best part of the deal

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Sauer

We'll see how Skoula looks next year, or the year after that, after the initial trade motivation wears off. I think he'll slide back into his braincramp style of play, and Sauer will come out on top.

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Skoula

Still don't get the Skoula for Saur deal but Pierre made some bad trades last season.

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