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11-01-2012, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat View Post
How dominant can a winger be on the defensive side of the puck? Cover his point man and backcheck?

The variation in defensive prowess among wingers is much lower than centers.
many people consider Bob Gainey to be the most dominant defensive forward of all-time, and Craig Ramsay played at the same time and had superior defensive stats on a lesser team, both at ES and on the PK. Both seriously in the conversation for best defensive forward ever. Both LWs. Neither just "covered his point man and backchecked".

Originally Posted by Bring Back Scuderi View Post
in your estimation, how did Bill Barber and Reggie Leach make Bobby Clarke?

I'd sooner accept Zetterberg in this category than Datsyuk, but that's a whole other subject than "Best Defensive Forward Ever".
LOL, exactly.

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