i repeat... Mara is minus one hundred and one for his career. i know that +/- isn't always indicative of how a player plays defensively, but he's never been higher than +2 in an NHL season.
hearing that "he's a nice guy," "incredibly soft for a big man," and that he's "solid on the PP but not that good in his own end" makes him sound like someone we should stay the hell away from. we've got enough defensive black holes of suckass on this team already.
He's a Career -101, yeah you can credit some of that to a bad team/s, but at some point the player has to step up.