12'-13' Draft Thread: Drouin & Monahan are LR's pick, what are yours?
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11-29-2012, 04:27 PM
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First of all there is a big difference in offensive talent between Pulock and Nurse at the moment.
The only thing in Nurse's game that is an asset compared to Pulock is his aggressiveness. But that is no biggie, is it?
Percy has little physical traits in his game, certainly less than Pulock. Do You need to be physical to be able to play a sound defensive game?
Brandon is awful this year, Pulock is playing with a journeyman D man this year, he is the captain of his team as a 18 year old, he plays for a medicore team to be nice about it. He's +14 this year at better than a PPG average. He was +33 last year. He has one of the best shots to come out of junior in quite some time. Combined that with a 211lbs frame, and elite hockey sense.
This is what he brings to the table that Nurse can't at the moment.
You don't need size, aggressiveness, and a mean streak to play a sound defensive game, but they're certainly going to be a huge help.
Do you need a big shot to play a sound defensive game? I don't think so.
Given what we have on the back end already (Phaneuf, Rielly, Gardiner, Blacker), we're more in need of Nurse or Morrisy, and what they bring to the table.
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