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06-23-2012, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by deakka View Post
How much untapped offensive potential is within reason to hope for? i mmean he DID score most points of any defensemen in the playoffs after all (same points, 1 more goal than Hamilton). Too small sample and flash in the pan? Or can he carry it over to next season?

Just realized we have Maata who had most points of the defensemen in the playoffs in the OHL. And also the two highest scoring defensemen in the WHL plaoiffs (Morrow, Pouliiot). sweet

I think a fair comparison offensively could be a guy like Kevin Bieksa: not a "pure" offensive Dman, but still capable of playing on the PP and putting up some offensive numbers on the PP and even-strength.

I know I've used the Bieksa comparison before with Despres, but that's intentional. I actually think there's a lot of similarity between these two players and, beause they're so similar and with Dumoulin now on board, one of these guys could very likely make the other one expendible in a trade.

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