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07-12-2012, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by TwoPadStack View Post
He spends 90% of his shift puck watching. I strongly disagree with you. He is supposed to make it 3 on 3 down low, but never covers his man. Very poor. He lacks fundamental defensive skills for a centre.
I swear to Budaj if I see another nhl.com ad for awhile... someone will pay.

Don't even know if this will work or not...

http://video.avalanche.nhl.com/video...=S.J18&lang=en

Otherwise, Avs @ Sharks, 5-4 loss in January.

Varly save on Thornton shows Duchene down low pinning the man to the boards while Hejda clears it (unsuccessfully) and Duchene then pivoting and returning back to the crease to help out defensively.

Also the Couture goal shows Duchene attacking the shooter from previously being downlow to help out the play after Staz appears to break his stick.


It was just a random game I pulled up and I only found Duchy in the defensive zone during those two clips, but it helps give support to my belief he can play defense, but he's just not terribly effective at it.

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