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10-31-2008, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by jBuds View Post
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
Most D-men are forced to play both sides, so they are more ready to switch. I've played RD before (albeit, not at a very high level) and sometimes I'd switch to LD. It was never a big deal for, my job was simple: play defense and make sure no one is left open in the slot.

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