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10-24-2012, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Wingman77 View Post
Eh, wouldn't say that so much because Clarkson especially is fantastic along the boards - often he wins corner/boards battles and we all know he loves passing up to the point, Zubrus is similar to Clarkson in those areas thanks largely to his size/strength

Elias and Kovy are great puck movers, having Zajac back full time and Zidlicky adds other good puck movers that you can trust passing and not fumbling passes to them

Parise was an in front of the net and behind goal line guy often retrieving others shots and Poni was so-so at moving it
Winning battles along the boards isn't nearly as important on the PP. When you lose control of the puck, it's typically down the ice in two seconds. So that skill from Clarkson and Zubrus is pretty mitigated. What is important on the PP is sure-handedness, anticipation, and vision, which is why Elias and Kovalchuk are so good.

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