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12-23-2012, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JTG View Post
Like I've said before, Pouliot right now is much less appealing than he will be when he fills out his frame. The guy isn't as physically developed as some his age (for instance, like Morrow was last year), but he has the frame to be a pretty big guy. He's right around 6 foot, and can probably put 20 lbs on as he matures.

If we can work his defensive game into shape, which I think we will be, specifically because we play a style of puck retrieval that suits his game incredibly well, he will be at least a middle pairing PPQB who can play 20 mins a game. I like reading things about Pouliot that he will not back down and plays a chippy style.
This is key. Pouliot is every bit as nasty as Morrow. But as Morrow is more physically mature, it's significantly noticeable when he's in people's faces and shoving them around compared to Pouliot. When DP adds some bulk, I think he'll surprise people with the amount of ish that he he'll be able to dish out.

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