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05-04-2012, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jmelm View Post
But I I agree that his skating leaves something to be desired, but he brings a different element that we don't have. The best comparison is a guy like Hal Gill. Bortuzzo isn't quite as big, but he has a great reach & wing span, and he can provide an element that we don't really have on our team in that regard, and that makes up for his skating to some degree; especially if we can pair him with someone who has good mobility (like Orpik or Strait now, or Morrow in the future).
I think his mobility or skating in general is pretty solid, especially for a big guy. He definitely has a lanky, sort of ranginess to his frame that helps his game a lot. I would say he projects better than Strait as a legitimate #4/5 defender.

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