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03-01-2011, 11:10 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Originally Posted by
Playing agaisnt 3rd and 4th liner, while Patches is playing top lines night in and night out.
It seems like you really like DD and I know it's a little early to say this, but I think he's only gonna be a 3rd line center, which is great in the new NHL since you need scoring from your top9.
DD cannot play against top lines because he isn't fast/strong enough to contain them.
Currently this is how I see him too. 3rd liner + PP specialist. He's also a beast on face-offs.
I think he's underused right now on the PP (I think that for that, he's currently far superior to Gomez and should get his ice-time although it's not happening), but I agree that at 5v5 he will have a very hard time against the other teams top lines. I'm sure he'll learn a few tricks and improve along the way, but he won't become a first line center.
But a 3rd liner that can put 40-50 points (getting a bunch on the PP) is very valuable in the current NHL.
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