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01-21-2011, 12:40 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
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Burns & Beauchemin are absolutely alike in terms of style of play and relative strengths/weaknesses. Beauch is suffering from Toronto, and that wouldn't happen in SJ with their large forward group. SJ can play a dump & chase game, which allows them to support the puck much better than Toronto does. He'd also play a ton with Boyle (a good puckmover) or Demers/Wallin/Huskins, all of whom are better puckmovers than Phaneuf.
Put down the pipe. Burns is a force offensively, 13 goals already this year. You're living in the past with the Beauchemin you keep describing. Even in his prime, Beauch didn't have near the offensive skills Burns has.
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