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12-19-2011, 02:11 AM
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Not a chance because those guys are all much more dynamic than Rundblad.
From a pure skill stand point? I would say he's not far off from Doughty and Green. Zubov was amazing though. Not a whole lot of flash, the guy looked like he was practically in slow motion the whole time. The plays he made were amazing though. Think Lidstrom and Niedermeyer. Guys that make it look effortless. From what I've read, Rundbland has the potential to possess that ability in the offensive zone. If he can find a way to simplify his game and not become a liability in the other two zones he could be a real good player for us.
I think all of us remember how poor OEL was in his own end last year. Regularly getting beat by 4th liners wide. Leaving guys wide open in front of the net. Or how horrendous Yandle was his first couple of years here. Schlemko anyone? Offensive d man take some time to learn how to play D at this level. I like what Maloney said about how the high hockey IQ guys find a way to be effective players.
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