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Sami Salo will outperform Jason Garrison

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AT THE MOMENT, down in the south, the Tampa Bay Lighting are really lighting the lamp and with Sami Salo, the veteran D man who use to play for us signed a 2 year (3.7M/per year) contrast with Tampa in the off-season. He's now paired up with Victor Hedman, a 6-6 monster from the hometown of the Sedin's and BY FAR, they are on fire so far. Sami Salo's guidance and experience will help shape how Victor Hedman will be in the future.

Now what I am saying is that we made a mistake letting Salo go and signing Garrison who had only 1 good season and may not show consistency which may be a problem. So my question is, will Salo out-perform Garrison? Keep in mind they have a stacked 1st line down there.

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Wait till his 6 injuries per year hit....

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So if Salo performs well because ​he plays with better players, we lost out? :picard:

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I'd say the would be somewhere close to the same production, but Salos age and injury problems mean that in a few years Salo will have slown down, whereas Garrison should be performing at the same level.

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Salo - Hedman or Garrison - Edler?

Both pairings look verrryyy similar. Aside from Salo's glass bones :lol:

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he wanted TWO years........with the cap going down we would not be able to afford him as MG wanted to go younger.......

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Well I always said Salo was our best defenseman... ...whenever he was playing.

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only problem is tampa cannot keep thepuck out of their net, you overlooked that small point.

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We are 4 games in and yet people continue to make sweeping conclusions...

Salo is +8 and Hedman is + 6 and are the top Plus/Minus leaders in the league, that is a sign of instant chemistry and teamwork. Meanwhile, Chara is +2 and so is Beregron*.

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I liked Salo, but it was time for him to move on. Its great that he is grooming the young guys, its a good way to end your career and thats what the older guys should do. Is groom the younger guys coming in. Its not like Tampa Bay is going to be a daily threat to us anyways. Hedman was struggling, Ohlund wasnt helping. Meh. We have Garrison for 5 years, they have Salo for MAYBE two. Depends how long his fragile body lasts.

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the game against the sens really inflated his stats don't expect him to do this over the course of a season remember the sens were playing bishop that game in a back to back situation also im surprised the lightning get more goals

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Well I always said Salo was our best defenseman... ...whenever he was playing.

Last year, he was making many more mistakes than he had in previous years and you could tell his skating wasn't what it used to be.

He still has the shot and he's still a reliable defender, well worth his $3.75M price tag, but I have difficulty believing this is the wrong move.

Even if he's a little better than Garrison this year (which I have difficulty believing even that), it's hard to argue that swapping 38-year-old Salo out for a 28-year-old Garrison was the wrong move given they have very similar skill sets, but one is a decade younger and isn't prone to injury.

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At Salo's age I sincerely doubt he performs better than Garrison this year or anytime soon.

In terms of hockey I really think it is hard to say.

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Love watching salo pile up the points in Tbay. Really miss his big shot from the point Garrison need to start shooting more.

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