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12-26-2012, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by StringerBell View Post
Everyone keeps saying this but they don't provide the context. He was matched up against Germany's top line who played extremely well. Draissadel in particular looked like a top talent for his age. The rest of our defense played against very weak competition, and looked much better as a result.
Draistl is an excellent player, but for as hyped as Hamilton is, every time I've ever seen him I've been underwhelmed.

He doesn't make he greatest decisions, doesn't use his size effectively and isn't very good in a shutdown role (hence why he didn't get asked to do it once last year).

He's not a guy who is very good at shutting down the opposition IMO.

Definitely more Coburn than Pietrangelo for me.

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