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12-09-2012, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Philly85 View Post
I keep hearing this "he leaves a bit to be desired in his own zone" stuff and I keep seeing him play a fairly sound defensive game. He's not dominant, but to say he gets the job done would be being mild. He's good at recovering too given his penchant to lead the rush and start the forecheck.
Well that's probably it; presumably he's being discussed in the context of being one of the guys who would be in the NHL right now, and his defence, if only average or slightly above average for the AHL, would be something that needs work for the NHL level. Top pairing guys in the AHL look damn good against other guys in the minors, but the regulars evidently don't make the cut for even bottom pairing NHL duty.

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