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05-04-2012, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by NewHabsEra View Post
Impressed with Beaulieu tonight.. Great defensive slide at the end of the first OT.. He is playing very well.. Will need work on his positionning at the pro level and get stronger though but we have a very good prospect thats for sure.. I like the Green comparison, I think they play a very similar style..
Obviously in the NHL he'll have to improve some aspects of his defense, but any talk that he is weak defensively is hugely overated. At the junior level his defense is well above average mostly because of his size, mobility and smarts, plus like some of the best defensive d-men in the NHL he has a good stick to break up plays. His physical strength and positionning within the defensive zone still needs work but that's not unlike most junior d-men. As a puck mover and skill guy offensively, his upside is high.

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