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07-25-2012, 03:41 PM
Der Jaeger
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Originally Posted by stokes84 View Post
I define it in the traditional sense, as a guy who throws his weight around. You don't have to be big to play a physical brand of hockey, but Sekera plays a finese game, not a physical game.
I don't think playing physical solely means throwing weight around. For me, physical means using one's own body, not stick, to move another player or absorb an attempt from another player to move him and not move yourself. I like this way of defining physical, because it accounts for holding position in front of the net, holding position on the boards, etc. Hitting is also in here.

I define finesse play as body positioning, movement, and stick usage to gain an advantage.

Sekera isn't a Chris Pronger-esque sledgehammer. But he plays physical.

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