Players Who Aren't Exactly Who They're Labeled To Be
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11-23-2012, 04:15 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Los Angeles
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Players are always titled or known to be something. Sakic had a wicked wrister. Scott Stevens was known for being physical.
Ryan Callahan is a defensive specialist.
But can you name some players who are always said to be something, when really that isn't true, or they have other aspects much better. I'll start with my own team. A lot of people call Matt Duchene a playmaker and say he needs a linemate he can feed the puck to. While he can make a great pass, I think he is much more of a goal scorer than playmaker.
Let's see some more examples while we desperately wait for hockey to come back to us.
That one. Ryan Callahan is not a defensive specialist. He's not a guy that you can send out to shut down an opposing team's best players. He's just a good shot blocker and penalty killer who hits a lot. Patrice Bergeron is a much better "defensive specialist" (who also happens to be better offensively).
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