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05-08-2008, 12:12 PM
DROP THE PUCK
Join Date: Dec 2007
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any guys with speed that play a physical game that can play,
we got enough non physical fansy wingers
. i take any one of these: Stafford, gaustad, kaleta, or steve bernier..
maybe Prucha Tyutin to Sabres
Stafford and Kaleta to rangers
i dunno what Stafford's value is.
Even if you are including our UFAs Jagr is the only "non physical fancy winger" on the team.
Callahan? Avery? Dawes? Sjostrom? Orr? Hollweg?
All physical. And certainly not fancy.
All take the body when it is called for. They don't go out of their way LOOKING to hit someone (except Hollweg). That is not how it works. You don't go on the ice with INTENT to hit someone, that results in stupid penalties (Hollweg).
When the opportunity presents itself to hit someone, while not taking your self out of the play in the process, THAT is a good hit, also if you do it cleanly.
So again... who are all of these fancy non physical wingers you speak of?
People crave size on the wing no matter of what cost of ability it takes.
Malone? Terribly overrated. What skills does he have. Can he create scoring opportunities on his own? No. So what is the point?
Guys like Dubinsky and Jagr use their size to create space for themselves. Malone does not.
Size is nice, but if you sacrifice speed and skill for size you are hurting your team.
We have a couple of guys with some size and skill in the system: Anisimov and Hillier.
Also, once Cherepanov matures he will have some nice size and strength to him as well.
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