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07-22-2012, 07:38 PM
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Stealth JD
Drexel's dead!!!
 
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Originally Posted by bleedblue1223 View Post
No he's not. He has the ideal skill set to counter a strong fore-check. You counter a fore-check with mobility and strong puck skills, not size and physicality.
And if the other team has the puck, he's virtually useless. He can't clear the crease, he can't take the body and he's essentially relegated to using his (small) frame and stick. I'd take Nikitin back any day, even with his propensity to score into his own net.

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