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07-26-2011, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
I'm not saying they are currently being phased out, I'm saying they already have. Please note that I'm referring to big, slow, goon defensemen (which is how I view SOB). Go watch games from 10-20 years ago. The way the game is played in front of the net has changed dramatically. Pretty much only "hybrid" types are left.
Ok, I thought you were saying being physical in the crease itself was being phased out. I will agree that defensemen these days seem to be more well-rounded and more versatile, however teams that don't have many physical forwards like us, need somebody on the back-end to be that guy in the crease and make people accountable.

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