Thread: Speculation: Demers next deal
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08-01-2012, 11:05 AM
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rban*
 
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Originally Posted by Pinkfloyd View Post
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.
Yup, and the number of players who can be effective as a forward and a DMan is so incredibly rare.. like a white rhinoceros.

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