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09-29-2003, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by aneirin
Disagree with Fletch on Tjutin, he handled the down low pressure fine and had no trouble controlling the puck off the boards with the caveat that he wasn't playing Boston's a-team forecheckers. Also disagree on Purinton, he had a solid game with only one slip that I saw which he recovered from on his own. Maybe sluggish compared to the rest of the defense but we know that about his skating.
I dont know what your opinion is but I still see Purinton as a liability if hes being anything but a 6th or 7th D-man..... If there were one or two significant injuries then Id have Tyutin back from Hartford before you could say Purinton is slow.

I also dissagree with Fletch... Tyutin played very well down low and didnt have any trouble with the puck.

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