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12-05-2011, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Crows View Post
They are very similar in many ways for sure. Hammer is the better skater though. Ohlund's play really tailed off after the lockout, he was just a step behind. Hammer is just such a smooth skater.

What I love about him the most, is his ability to make quick turns with the puck in the corner and behind his own net to avoid being checked. Just no panic in his game.

How many times do you see a forward steaming in on him and he makes that quick pivot turn, and keeps possession of the puck while avoiding the on coming player. Then he puts his head up, looks around and calmly makes a great outlet pass. Love this guy so much.
too many to count. he's just so calm back there. IMO he's the 2nd calming influence on the defense behind sami salo. when he got hurt in game 1 of the finals last year, the defense wasnt just the same and it crumbled. IMO DAN HAMHUIS is the "glue of the defense" he's not your typical number 1. that status belongs to edler. hes a decent number 2/3 guy.

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