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10-30-2012, 08:34 AM
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You're right, he was one of them.
I know Prospal is nothing special in his own end, but is he really a liability? And would Sanderson be any better?
Prospal matured over his career defensively. Not a liability and has become a better team player with age and can make some fine defensive plays here and there. Not as much when I saw him in the AHL with the Phantoms some years ago, way more offensive minded.
Sanderson was not very good defensively, from what I recall, in the traditional Marian Hossa sense...often times, he would be the last guy back because as a speedy left winger, it made sense for him to be the first man in in many systems. So he's in on the forecheck (forechecking, of course, a form of defense, despite its aggressive nature). If I had to pin it down, I'd say Sanderson was a guy that
play average defensively in a tight defensive system with a lot of structure, especially one that required collapsing back in the net. Otherwise, I don't recall him investing too much time in staunch defensive play.
Basically a wash, in my opinion...
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