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03-10-2004, 08:28 AM
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Agree somewhat on Ortmeyer...

York-like may be a stretch until Ortmeyer scores. His defense is very good. His work ethic is very good. He has good size and uses it. He actually has a decent shot and can handle the puck pretty well. But can this guy bury the puck? If he's going to be a 'Selke'-type player, that means he'll be on the ice for a lot of minutes - and I don't care how good defensively you are, if you're on the ice for 15-17 minutes per game, you will need to score points. Can he do it? Can he score 10-15 goals in a season to Holik's right? Can he play on a top line, a la Lehtinen, and get up to 20 and be a defensive presence? Or is he topping at 5-10, which in such a case, it would be tough to give him those minutes? Of course, now's the time to see, but the coaching staff doesn't want to, I guess.

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