weepingminotaur Posted July 27, 2011 Report Share Posted July 27, 2011 I like Josh. His attitude's great and he's a great 5th d-man / fringe 4th d-man. Question is, how much do you pay for a guy who can really only do spot duty in the top-four in order to remain effective? Gorges isn't the kind of player I really want to build around, because frankly, he's not that good. If I give out a long-term contract to a defenseman, that defenseman had better be capable of playing big minutes in all situations over a full season without wearing down. Josh isn't a physical shutdown guy, so his body wears down the longer he faces the big matchups. He's not particularly fast, nor does he make a stellar first pass or put up lots of points on the backend. I'm fine with this contract, and if Josh walks after the upcoming season, I'm fine with that too. We're not going to build a winner on sentiment. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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