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09-12-2005, 12:28 PM
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dulzhok
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I have a good feeling about Robitaille for some reason.

He had a phenominal year in the Swiss league, producing at a much better rate than both Rick Nash and Joe Thornton.

If the NHL follows through with all this obstruction stuff, his expirence in the Swiss league should translate well in the new NHL.

I also think that there will be less emphasis on defensive play from forwards. Let's be honest... 50% of so-called defensive play from our forwards last consisted of some-type of obstruction tactic (trying up players with their stick on the backcheck, holding players against the wall, etc, etc). I really do think that defensive play from forwards will be of less importance, because it will be harder to legally pull it off.

For that reason, I think Perrualt may have a decent shot as well.

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