Thread: Speculation: Demers next deal
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07-22-2012, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by 88eight View Post
well what are the skills he's lacking to be an effective winger like you say?
I could see him being a better 2 way/gritter Nils Ekman type winger on Jumbo's line if he is paired with a sniper. He has already shown great offensive awarnes, he's a shifty skater and I've seen him crash the nest very effectivley before as well.
If you just have the one shooter, that's easy to snuff out. I don't think it's as easy as you're making it sound for him to transfer his experiences and skills to the wing. The awareness and vision that you have from the blue line is different in the offensive zone than from the front lines. It's easier for d-men to sneak into the back door because it's not expected. It is of wingers. He is also not really built to take or give the abuse that comes with crashing the net and board battling.

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