Tallinder stands up decently well against forechecking pressure because of his mobility. He also sometimes chooses to lead the rush, which most of our other defencemen would never dream of doing, but which I like seeing from him.
I believe it was good old Jim (not criticizing you, just poking some fun) that said Martin would be a 40/50 point Norris nominated defenseman in Pitts system.
Not saying I didn't want the guy back, but it seems players who go to the Penguins always bring some type of lofty point/play projections.
My favorite was them saying Comrie would be a 50 goal man beside Crosby . I said guys only become good after leaving Pittsburgh and post insane numbers at which point I posted a picture of Jose Bautista in a Pirates jersey. Of course, some Pens moderator took offense and gave me a petty infraction. Sensitive Sally.
Back in December or so, I said that they could make it if they beat certain teams because we played all the teams we'd have to catch to make it. But even I became skeptical. It's funny how what I said could actually come out to be true. Unreal.
Oh that was you? I remember lauhging at your naive optimism and telling you to GTFO. I'll take it back dude..