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03-29-2012, 12:50 AM
Bring back Bonk!
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Montreal, QC
I really like this type of defenseman. Not extremely skilled offensively, but he has hockey sense and knows when to pinch in. His passes are good, his shot is good... Nothing spectacular, but not bad either.
I know many might not agree with me but when it comes to defense, my philosophy is not to have the biggest guys, nor super offensively-minded guys, but to have a solid crew that doesn't make mistakes and that aren't offensive black holes like Gill or Komisarek.
I like the Gorges comparisons. If he can block shots, sacrifice his body, have the same "do everything you can" kind of mentality as Gorges in the long run, I'd be more than happy. He has battled very hard to get where he is, like Gorges, so I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes the same type of defenseman.
I don't want to sound too excited though. The guy is an AHL call-up that had a few good games. Doesn't mean he'll become anything good. I wish him good luck and I'm looking forward to seeing more of him.
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