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10-31-2011, 10:45 PM
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Diaz is tough? First time hearing
Not tough as in 'big and likes to fight'. Tough as in 'stamina'. He's young, a good skater, with tons more energy than our older guys. Our downfall in the playoffs has been a drop-off in energy; we just looked tired by game 7 last year. Our stay-at-home older defensemen, Hamrlik, Spacek and Gill, were done. Talented new blood like Diaz can hopefully bring some staying power on the D, with a healthy Gorges and Campoli. Maybe Emelin, if he keeps improving and someone else falters.
Brad Marchand was 'tough' in the same way last year, and became more and more important to the Bruins as the playoffs went on, because of his youth and stamina.
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