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11-13-2012, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Noreau won't set the world on fire but look around the league. Players like him are few and far between. John Erskine. Matt Carkner. Stu Bickel. Tough guys who keep the game simple and are willing to go through a wall for their teammates are good guys to have around for a long season. I loved the pick.

However I also loved the Randy McNaught pick the year before
Good point.

I kind of like McIlrath, while I think there is a risk for him to bust hard, the impact he could have is probably higher than what I expect that many envisions (IE I think he could become a real diffrence make in terms of a attitude for his team, like say Lucic for Boston).

But Noreau in a way is much better designed for a safe stay at home 6th D role on the typical team. With Torts playing-sloppy-hockey-to-a-perfection-style our D's must be pretty good on their skates, Noreau could be held back some though. Its not easy to have a meaningful gap-controll when the puck is flying all over the place.

But he can play a real simple stay at home type of defensive hockey.

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