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12-08-2011, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by gliff View Post
He would not be a threat to shoot.
He scored 10 goals last year - many of those were from the point.

You don't have to have a howitzer to be a threat from the blue line (i.e., Scott Niedermayer). Some dmen have a shot and little else (MA Bergeron, Kurtis Foster). Very few dmen have both the shot and accuracy to just blow it past an unscreened goalie. Most dmen will score based on their ability to get the shot through traffic and based on an effective screen from a forward. Fowler's shot won't have a goalie checking his teeth after striking his mask, but it is still effective.

Lubo certainly adds a extra dimension to the PP with his shot, but if he could be moved for other pieces to help the club (not scraps and pucks), then I would be very comfortable with Fowler at the PP QB, even if his style is more a rover than a point shot. He can shoot, and he will shoot with some success.

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