Well my reasoning is in the first paragraph. And I never claimed to be any good at making arguments, lol. I guess "just as good" doesn't really help my case . Rephrased: Klein is not as good defensively as Zanon or *gulp* deVries. Yeah. I said it.
I assume thats the plan, kake. Let deVries walk this offseason and have Klein fill his spot. In 3 years, our defense top 4 will be sick (as long as Hammer re-signs). I'm not sure I have an opinion on Koistinen yet. He's streaky from what I've seen. And who knows how well he'll perform without Zidlicky this year.
Fair enough, and for the record, I think it can be argued that you are correct (although its hard to know if Klein is better or not due to his limited TOI when he has played).
Sad that the one goal that Ellis really could be blamed for was the game winner. Especially deflating that we came back in such unlikely fashion on 4 separate occasions, only to lose it like that. We caught two lucky breaks...the waved off Dallas goal that should have counted (Hamhuis rode Morrow into Ellis) and the Erat goal that I was nearly certain wouldn't count(no angle actually showed the puck go in conclusively...I was under the impression that it was called no-goal on ice). Overall, a pretty depressing game. Defense is supposed to be our bread and butter, and we continue to let guys get wide open in the slot for easy tap-in goals.
hey guys how is Hornqvist looking on the defensive side of things?
he is a -2 on the season right now. He skates well enough to get back into the zone although he committed a bad penalty on the backcheck while trying to cover Koistinen's mistake, it lead to Dallas' first goal.
You dont really notice his defensive play, and that's not in a bad way he just quietly goes about his business.