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05-27-2011, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by VanIslander View Post
Except Watson himself admits he had little skill, thriving through hard work, commitment and shotblocking. Gusarov was a skilled Soviet top-6 mobile offensively contributing rearguard in the 1980s before changing his style for the emerging Dead Puck Era NHL.
fair enough, it can be possible that Gusarov has greater offensive potential in the ATD (though from a 3rd pairing we're likely talking about one guy getting 8 points and the other 12 in a full season)

And you're right about Watson's actual skill level. But what he did with it was very good. It is the results that matter. I think Tverdovsky was much more skilled than Watson, but I know who I'd take 10 times out of 10.

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