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12-21-2012, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockeygirl2748 View Post
Points do not make him a good defenseman. His defense is brutal. Constant turnovers and his skating is horrid. His heart is not there as it was as a rookie. His play angers me, I know if he got back into shape and the right mindset he would be so much better off.
Sounds a lot like a hugely successful defenseman already playing in the NHL. Dustin Byfuglien has been plagued by these sort of scouting reports throughout his entire career - right from his first time on the ice in the WHL. He's turned out just fine.

Granted, one success story doesn't make up for what is surely a ridiculous amount of failures, however, don't write him off just yet.

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