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01-18-2006, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Game Misconduct
I don't understand the criticism of Norstrom at all. You guys make him sound like some big oaf who can't skate, which is completely false. In fact, he is one of the best skaters on the team.
This isn't Skating With Celebrities here... this is the new speedy NHL, and while he may be a good "skater" in your estimation, in the defensive zone he is not doing the things he needs to do to consistently defend his position on the ice. He clutches and grabs and waves and flails and seems to be a stride away or behind his man more often than not. He's just not looked great. I'm not ready to exile him to Siberia or to boo him, but he's not the dominant defensive presence he's portrayed as by some fans.

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