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09-27-2003, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by thome_26
IMO Hamerlik IS the number one on that blueline. but really, there are three number ones. Aucoin logs the insane minutes and is good on special teams. Niinimaa can also log near the minutes (enough to be in the top five in minutes in the league) and is probably the best puck mover and skater of the bunch. Hamerlik is the best offensively of the bunch.

Actually, I see Aucoin as our number 4. He did play those insane minutes. But, before Janne N came along, Aucoin was the only quality rightside dman we had. So, he could double shifted.

As far as offense, I think Janne N is a much more dynamic player than Hamrlik, and Aucoin is more of a shooter than Hamrlik. Hamrlik's offensive abilities get a little overrrated.

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