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06-28-2012, 09:06 AM
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Agnostic
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Originally Posted by PricePkPatch View Post
DD proved to be a hell of a competitor anywhere he's been sent. He shined playing with Gomez and Gionta against the Bruins 2 years ago. He shined as a top center. He never quits, he's a competitor.

I don't see why people obsesses over his size. He's got more heart and mental in him than half of the Capitals' put together.

And he's homegrown, playing in his homeland. You don't trade these kind of players away. He hasn't been a defensive liability, and know how to compensate for his small size, even taking advantage of it more often than not.

He may be tossed around in board battle, but he comes back and has the stick agility to get out with the puck anyway. Remember how he beat Chara in a 20-seconds puck battle behind Thomas, during a PK, 2 years ago?!
Willing to change my mind if DD was to excel in a big pressure type playoff situation, then I'd know he can overcome the important things, but I'm going to stick with the stereotypes until I see a Habs team that can consistently compete on a physical front. That's been missing for, uh, geez it's been a long time.

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