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03-12-2011, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by The Sabre View Post
Some of the defensive techniques Phil Housley used, as he describes it himself:

He describes some very useful defensive skills that he has used. Housley is NOT a PHYSICAL defenseman. But don't confuse that with lack of defensive play. He was good positionally. He played quarterback and safety on his high school football team and has said before he likes to anticipate the play and react early. That is one of his finest skills at both ends of the ice.
Housley was not good positionally, at least not at the NHL level. I guess he was better positionally than he was at handling physical play, though.

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