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11-26-2012, 08:15 PM
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Originally Posted by pseudonymous01 View Post
Because his ability to pass would need to be AMAZING to outweigh lack of strength of lack of shot, which it is not, or he would put up numbers like all other D's who lack strength. D's can't get into the top 4 with those two flaws. Look around the NHL! And not only that, we're talking about the canucks, the top team in the league.
Maybe it's because most Top 4 defensemen don't have the elite skating or great hockey vision that Tanev has so they need something else? Those two qualities are much harder to acquire than a shot or strength.

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