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05-20-2011, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
Are there any notable defensemen in the league that regularly play the opposite side from their stick handedness? Not talking about a trade or anything here, just wondering if it's feasible that we could field two lefties on our 3rd pairing. I'm really anxious to see how Valentenko has improved after this past season. Not ready to rule out MDZ though. Hoping it doesn't come down to being "one or the other".
No. No one regularly does that. It has no sense, because it is nothing but trouble. Forwards - different story. There is an advantage on offense to play off side as one shoots more from the middle. Jagr preferred RW because of that. Little defensive help from JJ has a lot do with it too. Defensive forwards almost never play off side. When you battle the boards to get the puck out of the zone trying get it done with backhand is a weakness.

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