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10-31-2008, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Calgary Highlander View Post
It matters, but it matters to forwards more. Most defensemen can and do play both sides. Forwards have to adjust too sometimes but it's easier for a defensmen.
I disagree. While I know that on our board, the emphasis on sides RE: D-men is overstated, it's definitely not easier for defenseman to switch sides than it is for forwards. The only thing tougher than a D-man playing on the side he's not used to is a winger converting to center.

Wing to wing is easy, center to wing is easy. RD to LD and W to C are tough, even for NHLers

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