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10-16-2012, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by TheGoalJudge View Post
Watching this team the past few years has really really turned me off of the "defensive forward".

Please no more.
i think what strutsboa is saying, is that Colberg is learning the valuable defensive part of the game, which any successful forward needs to learn if they want to be an impact in the NHL; not that he is being turned into an defensive forward, or that he is somehow losing his offensive skills/talent. He is getting PP time, but seems to be a more limited defensive role when 5on5. Which is fine, he has tons of time to further develop all his skills.

The reason you mention we somehow have had influx of defensive forwards with the habs, is really just a lack of "talented" forwards. Because except for Pleks, most our forwards have not been the definition of defensive forwards in cammy, kovelev, AK, DD, Patches, Ryder, etc.

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