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03-01-2010, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by IrishSniper87 View Post
Yeah, a TON of space, because the guy sure wont fight to make his own space, nor will he fight for anything in front of the net. Briere fights harder in front of the net then he does. Embarrassing.
Briere has to, because he doesn't have Lupul's shot. If a guy like Lupul (similar to Carter and Gagne, in fact) is going into the ****, so to speak, he's giving up one of his greatest assets offensively (his shot). It's a give and take thing...but it is ever interesting how style seems to count over substance in a lot of respects.

Guy put together back-to-back 25+ seasons (if you account for pro-rating with the Hatcher-hit injury). That's not exactly easy in the NHL.

Note: Briere is also just a better offensive player all around when he's healthy.

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