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10-27-2011, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by OccupySheen View Post
I didn't say he would, or will win a norris or be a candidate, I said he has a chance. His defensive ability has improved immensely since last year, I don't know how you can be so critical of his ability to read plays on defense, he seems to strip guys of the puck alot and as soon as he gains puck possession most of the time he manages to either skate it out of trouble or get the puck moving up ice, much like Scott Nieds used to do
There are definite similarities. Fowler is constantly having Niedermayer-esque moments. It's the kind of thing that gets Anaheim fans excited about him, because Scotty was such a huge part of the team's blue line.

I'm just not prepared to call him a future Norris-candidate, or compare him directly to Niedermayer. Not that I'll ever complain if he earns it.

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