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12-26-2012, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
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.
I haven't been impressed by him either this tournament/tryout, but I just think it's important to provide the context when comparing him to our other D from today. He would have looked better if he got their assignments, and they would have looked better if he got theirs.

Personally I'd like to see Hamilton play with Reinhart and put Harrington-Ouellett back together for a shutdown pair. Let Rielly, Murphy and Wotherspoon play bottom pairing minutes in low pressure, offensive situations.

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