Salei has not caught my attention in the NHL, but he did catch my attention during the Olympics. I think that since players put it all on the line during the Olympics, that this is a better indicator of how someone plays during the playoffs than the regular season.
That said, if he is playing as a bottom pair guy, he really can't hurt us too much if he is just consistent and steady with no intellectual interludes. If he brings it in the big games, he will do well in the playoffs.
I'm trusting Babcock on this one. He knows better than anyone.
EDIT to add: Off to find Edi and share a bottle of something that will knock our livers to San Jose or further.
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