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11-21-2011, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
There was a lot of talk about this on the Lucic vs Pacioretty thread on the main page, Lucic being characterized as an old school power forward, while Pacioretty is more of a modern, finesse based player. Does that mean he's not a power forward? It really is all semantics. Pacioretty's size and willingness to use it is a strength, but it's not THE strength of his game. I don't think being a power forward is necessarily about intimidation and brute force though. A lot of people call James van Riemsdyk one, but he's closer to Pacioretty than say, Luicic. Even John LeClair was also a scorer first.
Yup, I don't disagree with anything you've said. I'll say that I didn't consider LeClair a power forward either, though.

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