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02-27-2010, 04:33 PM
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MathMan
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Originally Posted by FF de Mars View Post
I don't like Spacek because he's only a stick. No body. Mix that with Georges, Markov, Gill, you know what I mean, we need the physical presence we had with Komisarek. At least we have O'Byrne...
Positional defensemen who play smartly (with the stick, as you put it) are generally much better at actual defense than hitting defensemen who get out of position to make hits, such as Komisarek or O'Byrne. The other very important skill that a defenseman needs to be effective is passing skill.

I have no trouble with loading the roster with puck-moving defensemen, so long as the coach implements a system that makes some usage of these skills.

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