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11-04-2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by IloveChrisNeil View Post
He isn't a heat seeking missile like Sutter is. Monahan isn't soft but his game isn't exactly going out there and searching for physical contact.
Brandon Sutter is really not a big time hitter at all. Works very hard, solid positionally with a good stick, and definitely not afraid of contact, but I wouldn't describe him as a "heat seeking missile." Not even remotely close to as physical as guys like Brown, Callahan, Backes, Hanzal, etc. who just go out looking to finish every check every time. He never stood out to me as one of the most physical Canes players.

FWIW, I think Sutter with more offensive talent is a decent comparison. Monahan seems to have a more solid/powerful build too, Sutter was an absolute beanpole in his dub days, and he's still fairly skinny.

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