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11-22-2011, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by The Waffler View Post
What has O'Brian done this season to deserve a call up?
Everything that has been asked of him from what I have seen & read. It's not always about points & in Ottawa he wouldn't have to score regularly, it's about everything else he does well & if he scores it's a bonus. He's bigger & stronger than Da Costa, he's better defensively, he has some offence to his game, he's a fast skater & he's decent at faceoffs. He can play RW or C & because of his size he can play on any line. That gives Maclean a lot more options than Da Costa.

While Da Costa is obviously more offensively gifted he doesn't seem to be helping the team win at the moment. It might just help his confidence to go to Bingo for a few weeks to get more ice time.

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