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06-14-2009, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toronto, Ontario
As Marksman suspected, you seem to have mixed being a power forward up with being a physical player. The two things are clearly different.
Latendresse is not a true power forward for the exact reasons you cite for him not being a physical player. While I think it's incredibly unfair to measure him against Getzlaf or Lucic, two players with blessed tremendous physical abilities, the points you make about puck possession, shift disturbing, intimidating the opponent and making plays, those are all attributes of a power forward.
Had you simply taken issue with him being labeled as such, I wouldn't have had an issue with the remark, but to label a player that goes out shift after shift and takes the body as not being a physical forward is just silly, and it gets sillier when you say you don't use hits as a way of measuring a physical foward.
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