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11-05-2010, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by JXC View Post
People here have typed "Giroux" and "Forsberg" in the same sentence before, and usually someone else has chimed in to calm things down.

But it's not an altogether unwarranted comparison. The vision is there. The creativity is there. The hands are there. The flat, crisp, accurate passing is there.

But the thing that gets me to linking them is when opponents take runs at Giroux and he sends them flying by just bracing himself. In the annals of somewhat small and highly skilled forwards, that is a quintessentially Forsbergian characteristic.
I don't think the comparison is unwarranted at all. Now, I don't think Giroux is going to surpass Forsberg, particularly because he just doesn't have the size to, but they're games are strikingly similar.

The other Forsbergian characteristic of Giroux is his work along the walls. For a little guy, he does remarkably well.

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