The "Using a Defenseman as a Forward" Thread
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12-04-2011, 12:34 PM
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I dislike it. Always have. Streit, Bergeron and now Weber - three guys said to be not good enough to play defense on a regular basis but who have good shots from the point.
In my opinion, playing defenceman as forwards on the 4th line is a move made by a coach that has no respect for grinders and what they bring to a team. The 4th line is for energy guys that will go out and hit and scare the other team, and if they are good grinders, can play shut down against the other team's offensive players.
If Martin thinks Weber isn't good enough to play 3rd pairing D, how is he good enough to play 4th line?
To me, it's like how badly Eller plays on wing compared to how well he plays his natural position, at center.
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