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11-05-2010, 11:14 AM
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He's awful. His only chance at an NHL career is a switch to forward, because he has no hope to be a top six defenseman in this league. Not a contributor at either end of the ice.
His NHL career would be over if he switches to forward. He's got skills and is an excellent skater, but he'd be one of those players who would slip between the cracks -- not enough production for the top-6, not enough grit to for the bottom-6.
As a defenceman, he brings something intriguing to the table. A skillset that most defencemen don't have. He should be able to bring the puck out of the zone on his own from the back end. I think a team that lacks defensive depth might value his offensive abilities and put him in a position to use them.
I've actually always wondered why he came to the Rangers, with our strong defensive prospect pool, he's not put himself in a position to shine.
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