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11-08-2011, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
I think it's overblown, but to say there is absolutely no effect in the defensive zone is not true at all. A right-handed defenseman doesn't have to reach across his body to stick check a forward coming down the wing when he's on the right side and that split second of difference could mean everything at NHL speeds.

It's not really about that though. Girardi and Sauer have been playing RD for years. McDonagh and MDZ have been playing LD for years. When your top pairings are fine leaving the guys in their accustomed positions, why change it?
Touche. Point taken.

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