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10-03-2011, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris Shafer View Post
See bold. You defined Jody Shelley. Or Max Talbot. Or Ian Laperriere. Or Darroll Powe. Or Matt Walker. Or Dan freaking Carcillo.

Zac Rinaldo, by his very definition as an enforcer, is not only a dime a dozen player but is also a member of a dying breed.

What separates the Rinaldos and Shelleys of this world from the Talbots and Laperrieres is defensive play, cool-headedness, smart play, and leadership.

Nodl may not fight, but he throws hits and plays hard, particularly along the walls.

Guess what? He plays decisively, he's cool-headed, and he makes smart plays. No leadership, but he's not exactly a veteran yet.

Nodl is 1000x the NHL player Rinaldo is.

And if you suddenly think Rinaldo has better hands than Nodl because of one nice goal in preseason you're completely off your rocker. Remember Carcillo's nice goals? How much did that do for him exactly?

Nodl is a guaranteed 30 points, smart play, cool-headed play, and defensive abilities.
I prefer Nödl over Rinaldo as well, but there's no way that he "is a guaranteed 30 points". He had 22 last year, playing with Richards for quite a lot of the time. This year, there's quite a lot that speaks for him being on the fourth line (if he is on the roster at all). Even if he ends up on the third line, 30 points is not at all guaranteed from him.

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