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04-07-2004, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by kevinr
Don't underestimate Begin. He's very fast, determined and excellent defensively. He's also very annoying to play against. I don't think we'll really see a Thornton matchup against an opposing center as much as a Hab d-man assigned to him....probably Rivet. Thornton only has one asssist in 6 games this season vs Montreal. Someone was doing something right Cheers.
I wasn't neccessarily speaking skill wise comparing Dowd and Begin to Gilmour, just what Gilmour brings to the table with respect to his leadership and locker room presence, a player like Gilmour doesn't come around often and the Habs will miss him in this series.

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