I wouldn't be so sure Sauer is a top 4 defenseman on this team anymore. McDonagh has surpassed him, Girardi and Staal already were above him. And I think it's pretty clear that DelZotto is being groomed for a move to the right side of the ice. If such a move becomes permanent, Sauer is our 3rd pair RD.
Well it's pretty much established at this point that were for real. Not only have we beaten the Bruins, Canucks, and Flyers 4 times, but to me the biggest message we've sent all year was very overlooked. A very, very good Predators team came in here a few weeks back and they got dominated.