So do I. He's easily the best defenseman in our own zone. He doesn't hold onto the puck, he makes the smartest decisions and while he gets beat physically sometimes, if he has the puck on his stick, you're never worried because it won't stay in our zone.
I've been touch and go with Diaz but his absence really is showing. Amazing how much of an impact he's had in such a short time.
Gio has been demoted to the 3rd line with Eller and has played his best game this year. It's what I've been saying for weeks. He can still be effective. He's just not a top 6 winger anymore while Ryder is and he is now playing with Pleks.