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11-23-2010, 03:55 PM
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I am talking about guys in the jay wells, terry carkner, glen Cochrane, luke Richardson , hospodar, jeff chycrun (sp), mold of dman who could fight and it was part of their role. Guys who played on the bottom pairing more or less. Neither of those guys are in that mold.
The only one of those d-men who were any good was Terry Carkner. He was one of those rare offensive defensemen who could fight and play defense. However, once he got to Detroit, he became strictly a defensive defenseman. Terry Carkner of back then would certainly be a top four defenseman today.
Luke Richardson might have been great in terms of lateral acceleration, but going north to south was painful to watch. Ed Hospodar was nothing more than a glorified punching bag/tomato can. Glen Cochrane's shoulder couldn't hold a straw without dislocating and Jeff Chychrun was horrible hockey player. He couldn't skate, couldn't shoot, couldn't pass, and could only hit and fight. Even Jody Shelley is a 1,000 times the player that Chychrun ever was.
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