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08-01-2009, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ABasin View Post
Compared to whom? I don't have a problem with Hejduk's defense, but nor is it something to write home about. Across the NHL, he's a middle-of-the-road defensive player. He's a way above average offensive player, so the whole package is nice. But, just because he's one of the best defensive forwards on a horrid defensive team, doesn't make him anything special.

Awesome? He's average. Best case ever, he's somewhat above average, as he is a quality skater.
I'm sorry AB, but this is just flat wrong. Awesome is a bit of an overstatment, but he's among the best two way wingers in the league. His anticipation, reading of the play, positioning, stick work, and willingness to backcheck hard, are easily in the upper echelon of scoring wingers.

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