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10-28-2011, 08:41 AM
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I find it comical that because LL is gritty and good defensively that he automatically gets pegged "3rd line checking center". Mikko Koivu had those attributes when he was young and he is a #1 center in Minny, maybe #2 on about 3-5 NHL teams but being a good 2 way player and gritty doesn't prevent a guy from also having sklill.

Last year with Montreal Jr the system had a bit of an impact on his numbers, but also the fact that he played half those games with a bum shoulder. when you are a guy that plays physical and goes to the net, having a bad shoulder forces you to adjust your game and not be as good/effective. C-O Roussel saw his numbers go from 54 to 30 points going from Shawinigan to Montreal so the system was probably a factor.

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