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07-30-2012, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by glovesave_35 View Post
Still though, for the sake of discussion, there really should be more than the specific way a player protects the puck to compare him to anybody as an overall player rather than that particular attribute. The way his all around game is described doesn't really sound like Jagr.
I understand the argument you're making and that's very correct that sometimes using players of the same nationality can be a lazy crutch. But in this case I do believe it's warranted from that particular aspect. People were describing his game that way before the Stars acquired Jagr. Theoretically there should be some justification for players that hail from the same country having a higher likelihood of being a good comps. Maybe one watched the other when growing up and patterned their game after him. Maybe they were both products of a similar youth system. It's undeniable that certain countries tend to produce players who, on the whole, have certain similarities when viewed against everyone else.

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