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12-13-2012, 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by shortshorts View Post
He's smart, big, physical. However, he has no offensive dynamics besides a very good shot. He doesn't seem to be able to play a fast paced game as he has a tendency to slow the game down as much as he can when the puck is on his stick. His abilities(taking a pass and doing something with it) at higher speeds aren't very good either. I can see him being a solid 3rd liner, but that is at his best.

Kesler had tools that Gaunce (from what I've seen so far) doesn't. Gaunce is simply not a dynamic player.

Whoever said the Taylor Pyatt comparison is bang-on in my opinion.
Yeah, I see Taylor Pyatt in terms of style as well, although I've only seen Gaunce in highlight clips. But if Gaunce can be a Pyatt with a bit of a mean streak, that's a great player to have. I always found Pyatt to be frustrating as hell to watch - for all that size, he is soft as butter.

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