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10-11-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Fourier View Post
From my limited viewings (8 games?) I'd say that he is not nearly as aggressive physically as Richards was when he played here. Domi seems quite strong and is not afraid to go to the greasy areas. But Richards had much more of a mean streak.

What Domi is is a really gifted hockey player. And he seems to always be around the puck. He can score but also dish. He is also a much better skater than Richards was/is. While I think the Oilers need size in the #2C slot in Domi what you are getting is a guy with skill and hockey sense like Gagner who is a much better skater and a lot harder to deal with physically.
Like I've said in the past, size is great, but strength is the key. I'm really hoping that regardless of what happens with the season/draft that we walk away with an upgrade at center or a high end D.

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