Brewer is the counterpart to Marc-Andre Bergeron. While Bergeron is used predominantly in offensive situations where he can be useful while minimizing his defensive failings, Brewer plays the defensive shifts. The combination of Brewer and Bergeron is essentially the equivalent of on all star level defenceman except that it takes two roster spots.
I'd toss the article for mentioning that, in the writer's opinion, Boucher has done a good job of getting the best out of both players. Maybe Bergeron, but getting crap out of **** is still crap.
Not to mention that no matter the number of players it takes to create a Frankenstein all-star defenseman, if it's not one guy, it's not an all-star defenseman.
Zdeno Chara is the exception that proves the rule, but he's more of a literal Frankenstein monster, having been stitched together from other 'forgotten' smaller defensemen.
Anyone remember Bruno St. Jacques? He's a part of Chara now.
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Am I the only one thinking we see a motivated amped up, ready to go Connolly this training camp?
It's not just the offseason training, he knows whats coming up behind him. He won't want to lose his NHL spot and he knows he'll have to keep it up for an entire season. I think we see a Connolly who's ready to battle for his spot, and win it.
Red Wings fan coming in peace here, what are the chances Barberio makes the big club this year? He's had an amazing run in the AHL, has some real offensive tools.
I dont know. Hes got a little competition in front of him for that last spot. Gudas and Aulie are in the mix too. Ill say this that he was impressive in the AHL last year and is probably ready to come up to the big team. He will just have a little competition if hes actually going to. Which isnt a bad thing if your TB fans. SFY did a nice job filling in the D this summer when there really wasnt much out there. Because of that these on the bubble guys will have to push that much harder to make the big club. As it should be.