Portland Pirates AHL - Phoenix Coyotes Minor League Affiliate II
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11-19-2012, 12:52 AM
Join Date: Dec 2002
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No... I don't think any forward on the Pirates roster with the exception of Bolduc could step into the Coyotes lineup and have success with how Tippett coaches. That said, Brown has adjusted well to the pro game and is playing well in Portland. He's gritty and willing to get his nose dirty in the corners. My only question, which he is improving, is his defense and that's because at times he's missed the transition from offense to defense.
How does Stone look? He was a surprise when he was called up. I see he is having a great year in the AHL right now. I also wouldn't look into the forwards too much. On the pirates, I'm sure guys are expected to play both ways. But if Brown was with the big club, he'd be on a defense first line and play accordingly. I know great 2 way play is the ideal you strive for, but that's not really how a Tippett team is setup.
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