Brian Dumoulin appreciation thread

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  1. Will Hunting

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    What a rock this guy is. This guy deserves more love. He is one of the best defensive dmen in business and Dumo-Letang is one of the best pairs in the league. Getting him in that Staal deal was a godsend, not sure if we have those Cups without him. Also, his 4M contract until 2023 is just fantastic for us, Dumoulin in this NHL easily deserves more than 6M and it will only look better as time goes on and cap raises. What a piece he is for our organization...
     
  2. Scandale du Jour

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    Love Dumo as well. Steady reliable guy who helps Letang play HIS game without having to worry about his partner.
     
  3. Tacitus Kilgore

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    I remember him pounding beers in the locker room after the 2016 win, and when asked what he's gonna do when he gets home. Why party and drink a ton more beers. Also he got married last summer. Dudes a stud D and plays a respectable game
     
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  4. Son Goku

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    Rock solid borderline number one guy would be full fledged if he had offensive flare but im not complaining
     
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    Yep. He is the man. Incredibly solid and responsible in the most unspectacular way possible.. which is exactly what Tanger needs for HIM to shine.
     
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    Like for real. This guy just goes about his business playing the best competition nite in and nite out.

    Prime Vlasic like. Except...with Cups.
     
  7. SouthGeorge

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  8. Son Goku

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    I was gonna say Vlasic or Seabrook.
    Him and Letang are the yin and yang. Polar opposites but together they keep everything afloat.
     
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    He generally has his ups and downs during the regular season but always steady in the playoffs.
     
  10. pixiesfanyo

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    Great # 3 D-Man.
     
  11. PensandCaps

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    #2*
     
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    #2* with Kris Letang.

    Dumo is essentially Hjarmalsson.

    When Dumo puts up a 30+ season we can start comparing him to Vlasic or Seabrook. Let’s see him get to 20 maybe.

    No reason to overrate what Dumo does. He’s a great # 3.
     
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    Seven years ago If you’d told me Dumoulin was gonna be the best player this team got back in the Staal trade I’d have told you to put down the pipe.

    Immensely important to both cup wins.
     
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  14. PensandCaps

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    Anchored a top pair with Ron freaking hainsey to a cup.

    When it matters Dumo has literally been one of the best Dmen in the league.
     
  15. EightyOne

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    $4mil for a warm body on defense isn't bad these days.

    Let alone a warm body that can PLAY defense!
     
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    That’s fine. Is Ron Hainsey a top pairing D then since he did it here and is doing it in Toronto?
     
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    Dumo is one of the best defensive players in the NHL. I'm glad he's one of ours.
     
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    No. Because he isn't good.
     
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  19. Jacob

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    It’s wild that of all those D prospects we amassed 5 or so years ago Dumoulin ended up the best of all of them. He was probably ranked the lowest in terms of upside.
     
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    In 14/15 when paired with Chorney in the AHL they were on the ice for only 5 goals against. Same deal when they both were up in the NHL together. Only on the ice for 1 goal against in the 12/13 games they played together (including playoffs).

    The next season he was a full time NHL’er
     
  21. Aiastelmon

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    Posters (and not just one) proclaimed him a fringe NHL-er before our first cup season, and when he signed his new deal, posters (and not just one) said he was overpaid. Dumo has proven that minority sentiment quite wrong.

    He's probably the most under-appreciated guy on the team, but without him, I doubt we win either cup, and we definitely don't win the 2nd one.

    Edit, prediction, there will be a thread like this for Pettersson sooner than later
     
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    He’s the Loui Eriksson of this team. People are comparing him to Vlasic and Seabrook.
     
  23. Sorry

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    He’s the type of player that if he was injured for a significant amount of time people would notice how important he is to the team. He’s a rock.
     
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    Shero may have screwed up the Pouliot pick but Dumo and Sutter were big adds when you consider we turned Sutter into Bones.
     
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  25. Honour Over Glory

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    Remember when there was a group of vocal people here that wanted him traded?


    I’m just glad the injury he rushed back from didn’t ruin his season so far. Dumo is a hugely important piece on that Defense.
     
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