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02-22-2012, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by WartracePred View Post
Nothing spectacular, and no major gaffes. He's filling a need for a bigger body along the boards and in front of the net (especially in Hornqvist's absence). I'd say he's a poor man's Joel Ward. Not going to score, but can forecheck and maintain the cycle in the offensive zone. He's not easily knocked off the puck.

Great depth pick up for the Preds.
I'm glad to see Yip doing well.

Getting waived must've humbled him, when he was on the Avs he didn't do anything you mentioned. He'd look lost in the neutral zone, half ass fore-checking, and everytime he had the puck the cycle would be broken because he'd get a little love tap and fall down.

I donno what changed in him, but it seems like instead of him thinking he deserves a top 6 role he's realized he probably will have to be a bottom 6er to stay in the league.

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