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Shaone Morrisonn: 2010-2011 Report Card

It's time to put the finishing touches on the 2010-2011 season for the Buffalo Sabres. Here is a complete report card of every single player that played any amount of time with the Sabres this season. The journey began with Luke Adam and will conclude in a month with Mike Weber. Thanks to Japers Rink and Mile High Hockey for the inspiration.

It's time to take a look at Shaone Morrisonn. 

Shaone Morrisonn

#27 / Defenseman / Buffalo Sabres



Dec 23, 1982

Contract: $2.075 million this year. Will become UFA in 2012-13

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Introduction: Shaone Morrisonn was brought in as a replacement when the Sabres lost both Toni Lydman and Henrik Tallinder in the offseason. He had played for the Washington Capitals for six seasons before that. Morrisonn was thought to be a good replacement for Tallinder but he and Tyler Myers struggled together at the beginning of the season. 

Morrisonn was shuffled down to the third pairing and was a healthy scratch for part of the season as well. He ended up playing in 62 games in the regular season and another one game in the playoffs. Morrisonn is signed through next season as well. 

Key Stat: The lone goal that Morrisonn scored this season came on January 24th in overtime against the Ottawa Senators

Thumbs Up: Sabres fans were slightly excited by Morrisonn when the season started. That's about the only good thing he brought to this season. 

Thumbs Down: Morrisonn was brought in as a stay at home defenseman that would fill in the position left by Henrik Tallinder. Morrisonn never really fulfilled that role as he couldn't click with Tyler Myers and was often out played by one of the three younger defensemen in Andrej Sekera, Mike Weber, and Chris Butler. Morrisonn also had his worst statistical season with five points on the season. The only time Morrisonn had less than five points in a season was when he played 11 games for the Bruins in 2002-03. 

Voting: On a scale of one to ten, one being the lowest and ten being the highest, grade Shaone Morrisonn on his season according to the expectations you had for him. If he met them, give him a five or a six. If he eclipsed them, aim for a seven or beyond. If he failed to meet them, give him a lower number relating to how poorly he missed the target.

Topics Of Discussion: Will Shaone Morrisonn be on the Sabres roster next season? If he doesn't make the roster, will he be traded, bought out, or stashed in Portland/Rochester.