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07-26-2011, 01:43 PM
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My post from another thread:
Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
Hannan was a steady, reliable shutdown guy for us last year. He's not incredibly fast, and can be beaten by speed sometimes, and was during the Lightning sweep. I wouldn't want to have to rely on him to be a #1 defenseman, but in a second or third pairing + PK role, I think he's a good fit.

He's physical and likes to initiate contact. But don't expect big hits from him all that often, especially not of the magnitude he doled out before the lockout. That being said, he's willing to take the body and is strong along the boards. Several Caps fans described his technique as "paw to the jaw" based on his tendency to use his arms to initiate contact and control the attacking player. He's also very clean, pretty much never lays a dirty hit.

Definitely a solid defenseman I would love to see on the team if we had more cap space. He's an iron man, too. Rarely misses a game.
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