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10-03-2010, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by lush View Post
O'Brien should be a decent second or third pairing pickup on a rebuilding team. In fact he really played lights out when he first joined the Canucks, fighting everything in sight and establishing a good rapport with his team mates. Great team guy, he just doesn't have the drive to really take the next step. Another change of scenery may be just the kick in the but he needs to change that.
Second pairing D-Man? Third pairing I agree with, but I don't see him as a second pairing D-Man. And a lot of people in this thread are mentioning how his fight totals have declined...I remember reading an article about him awhile back, when he was in the doghouse in Vancouver, and him saying he was tired of just being asked to go out and fight instead of actually playing hockey. He said he was worth more than being just a fighter, which is why his fight totals dropped significantly.

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