animerules1x3 Posted November 8, 2008 Report Share Posted November 8, 2008 That's not fixing, that's sabotage. Underutilizing? What are you talking about? Is Markov underutilized? Is Hamrlik underutilized? What about Komisarek? He'd be paired with Hamrlik so how would he be underutilized? As for overpaying, been there, done that, you think it is, I say it's not. Bouwmeester is used to player at least 25 mins a game, and often more than that. We don't have 25 minutes to allocate our future new addition. Using him 18-20 minutes would be underutilizing him. And Carbo won't play the top 4 25 minutes each. He's already not doing that, as only Markov is reaching this plateau on a constant basis. Anaheim has Pronger, Niedermayer, and Beauchemin, and none of them is underutilized. Detroit doesn't seem to have any problem using Lidstrom, Rafalski, Stuart, and Kronwall properly. By underutilizing, I mean playing said player to less than he could and should be playing. Carbo won't play the new guy 25 minutes, as he could already play d-man other than Markov 25 minutes would he so desire, but he does not. And Bouwmeester will command the trading price of a d-man who will be used to his best potential. And that's not 20 minutes. It 25-28. So, underutilized, he would be. And overpriced. Let's just find a real number 4, to do a number 4 duty, and be paid number 4 assets. This way, we'll stay better in other areas, and still fix our problem on D. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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