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06-18-2008, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by nyrJeff View Post
People need to remember, there's somewhat of a difference between an offensive defenseman and a puck-mover.

An offensive defenseman is a guy who likes to pinch into the play a lot and who moves the puck well along the offensive blueline and who shoots often. A guy who plays in the offensive zone.

A puck-mover, on the other hand, is a guy who knows how and when to make the breakout passes, a guy that can jumpstart your transition. Detroit was full of them, as we saw in the Finals. A defensive defenseman can still be good at moving the puck, which is what the Rangers need.
Yea, but that guy, even if drafted on Friday, won't be ready for a few years.

You fill that need NOW in the free agent pool. Orpik.

If Del Zotto, a skilled, dynamic defenseman, is available you take him.

In the least, he can be used to acquire that shut down guy via trade.

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