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07-26-2012, 10:07 PM
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Da Costa would be more effective on the wing.
Just plain wrong.
In MacLean's system the winger position does a lot of the heavy physical forechecking and works the boards in the offensive zone for puck retrieval. The role takes strength and endurance, two areas Da Costa clearly needs great improvement.
MacLean understand players won't put up points every night, but he doesn't tolerate soft play for very long.
Da Costa is about as ready/capable of doing the heavy work as Butler was last season. IMO Butler and Da Costa are strikingly similar, both have offensive talent, but neither has the physical assets to play in the NHL.
IMO Da Costa is at least a year, if not two or three, away from being a real threat to make the jump to the NHL.
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