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04-01-2013, 11:14 PM
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if we got the same return we got when we were last "Lindros'd" I'd be fine with that
Don't think anyone will ever get that kind of return again. Maybe if Pittsburgh was forced to trade Crosby or Malkin.

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SOB still has two.
I know that I'm in the minority, but I don't mind O'Brien on the team, as long as he's in the #5 or 6 role, he does that quite well, provides some toughness and seems like a good locker room guy.

The problem, which is the same as it is with Hunwick/Zanon/O'Byrne, is that they are put into a position which guarantees failure, which is they're relied on too much, then they get exposed.

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04-01-2013, 11:29 PM
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I know that I'm in the minority, but I don't mind O'Brien on the team, as long as he's in the #5 or 6 role, he does that quite well, provides some toughness and seems like a good locker room guy.

The problem, which is the same as it is with Hunwick/Zanon/O'Byrne, is that they are put into a position which guarantees failure, which is they're relied on too much, then they get exposed.
I agree. Often think SOB just gets lumped in with the others. Guilt by association type affair. Think it is starting to happen with Hejda with some on here as well.

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In terms of defensemen who are absolutely killing us out there, ROB and Zanon top the list. SOB and Hunwick aren't doing well, but they're playing about as you'd expect from 3rd pairing defensemen. The thing with Hunwick is that today he was 4 seconds shy of having the most TOI of anyone this game. He played 3:37 more than EJ. Why? Why was Barrie (who was arguably our best d-man at the time) scratched and sent down over clowns like ROB and Zanon? Why was the Barrie-Hejda pairing broken up and never reunited despite being our best pairing all year? There really aren't logical answers to these questions.

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...... There really aren't logical answers to these questions.
But there is a Saccological answer.

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SOB still has two.
Why is SOB always benched? He's better than ROB or Zanon. THose guys truly suck.

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Anyone else think O'Brien is a given to be traded at the deadline? When Quincey was traded last season I was shocked O'Brien wasn't because they were good buddies, I can see Sacco benching O'Brien because he wants him gone and wants to show management that they don't need him

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Anyone else think O'Brien is a given to be traded at the deadline? When Quincey was traded last season I was shocked O'Brien wasn't because they were good buddies, I can see Sacco benching O'Brien because he wants him gone and wants to show management that they don't need him
He's got 2 more years. I doubt anyone wants him at this point. He's not getting icetime in the WORST defense in NHL, why would anyone need him? lol

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Zanon has been much more invisible (in a good way) since being paired with Barrie. Who would have thought having a defender that can move the puck out of the defensive zone makes his inept partner look better?

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Anyone else think O'Brien is a given to be traded at the deadline? When Quincey was traded last season I was shocked O'Brien wasn't because they were good buddies, I can see Sacco benching O'Brien because he wants him gone and wants to show management that they don't need him
Think it is the opposite. He is not being "showcased" at all. Of the big 4 (Zanon, O'Byrne, Hunwick, and O'Brien) I think SOB is the least likely to be moved unless he is the only one teams come asking for.

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What was Hunwick's TOI last night? Who won the avatar challenge?

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Think it is the opposite. He is not being "showcased" at all. Of the big 4 (Zanon, O'Byrne, Hunwick, and O'Brien) I think SOB is the least likely to be moved unless he is the only one teams come asking for.
But a player doesn't need to be showcased right before deadline day for him to be dealt. Teams clearly know what O'Brien brings to the table and he's played his fair share of games this season for teams to know that he is better than the other 3 bums we have yet seems to be in Sacco's dog-house. And you know what happens once you're in Sacco's dog-house: Sherm the Worm finds you a new home

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