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04-07-2011, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Boy Wonder View Post
Reg Noble was a fantastic defensive player his entire career.. but using him as a defenseman really lowers his offensive value by quite a bit. He's the kinda guy that I would use as a forward on the 1st or 2nd line as a glue guy, make him a great corner/net presence on the PP and play him at defense on the PK.
Yes, I knew he was quite strong defensively.

I've always viewed him primarily as a forward, and I'd often forget that he could drop back to defense. I was merely commenting on how I hadn't seen anyone in the ATD do it before (since I've started).

Only problem for nik is that taking away Noble likely makes Derain Hatcher is #1 defenseman, which is not god enough, IMO. Ron Stackhouse is good enough to be a starting defenseman in a 40 team draft, though, so he won't have any trouble with depth.

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