Preds-Rangers Trade Minor Deal
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07-02-2011, 01:06 PM
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Dupont is a hard nosed power forward. He is versatile and can play any forward position. He is listed as a LW but played the entire year at center for Hartford when they had injury's. Also played the off wing a few years back when he played with Anisimov and Parenteau.
He isn't the best skater on the ice but has improved quite a bit since turning pro. He can make up for that by getting his nose dirty in the corners or in front of the net. Not shy to drop the gloves, but maybe not the best fighter. Could be a 4th liner and at very best 3rd liner. Can get the puck to the goal scorers from the tough areas and can sometimes put the puck in the net. He has played on lines with some great players over the years. Played with Getzlaf and Ladd in CGY during the lockout, and Parenteau and Anisimov in Hartford.
Unfortunately he only got 1 real sniff at the NHL in NY, with very limited ice time in that game. For some reason the organization liked him enough to Restrict him but not enough to give him a chance even in an exhibition game. At one point they put and East Coaster/Central leaguer Matt McCue in the lineup instead of one of their 3rd round draft picks.
Lets hope the change of scenery will be something good for Dupont and the Preds organization.
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