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07-02-2010, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
yeah, there's not much Hamhuis does better than either Suter or Weber. I like Hamhuis but he's not in their league.

He might be a better penalty killer than Weber, we don't know. Trotz had to limit his minutes somewhere and it seems the pk is where he does it.

He is not more physical then either really. He's a better open ice hitter than Suter but along the boards and up front Suter wins. Weber is dominating physically, it's not fair to compare Hamhuis with him when that's one of the best parts of Weber's game.

Here's the best I can come up with.

If Weber and Suter are Crosby, you just signed Patrick Kane. Still a good player just not elite.
I think Weber\Suter - Crosby, Hamhuis would be more like a 25 goal scorer. If you'd say Weber\Suter are superstar defensemen, and I'd say they are, comparing Hamhuis to Kane would still put him as a "star" defenseman. I think he's a good to defenseman to very good defenseman, depending on the night, but I'd stop short of calling him a star.


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