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02-12-2012, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
Offensively, sure, but his defence is horrible. If Schenn and Couturier progress as I expect they will, they could overtake him as the #1 centre. His defence hasn't improved at all but they are both defensively responsible.

Offense is the most important thing for a #1 center, and I think "horrible" is an overdramatic assessment of Giroux's defense. He's not noteworthy on defense one way or the other, and he's certainly not the second coming of Daniel Briere. He's no worse than Malkin or Sedin or Stamkos and the kind of elite centermen who are known for their scoring and not their checking.

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