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10-20-2012, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
Tim Kerr was a mediocre skater and not a guy who brought the puck up the ice. What Tim Kerr could do is set up in front of the net and not be moved--he was excellent at using his body to shield the puck and had a great and accurate snap shot. He could also one time shots. He was a pwp specialist type guy. He would over power guys in front of the net. Different game back then--defensemen could really work players over--crosschecks, slashes, the odd rabbit punch and not get called--that didn't accomplish much against a bull like Tim. Kerr would have a hard time these days getting a regular shift though because his skating just wasn't that good. Contrasting him to Jean--right now we're seeing that Jean is at least a very good skater and has a lot of moves--he's bringing the puck up the ice.

Gilroy by the way is a -6 in 3 games. Ouch.
Oh, I'm not saying he's a Kerr clone - I remember Kerr's game well. I'm just saying that Jean has some similarities with Kerr in that he has size and an ability to use it to get his goals in front.

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