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01-02-2013, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by struckbyaparkedcar View Post
What's the biggest difference between McCabe and Pysyk? I've perceived both as positionally sound guys who relied on their skating + IQ advantages and were more willing to take hits to make plays than say Bouwmeester/Tallinder at their worst?
I'd say Pysyk is a better skater right now and that his ability to make good offensive plays surpasses McCabe's. I think McCabe looks like a much tougher opponent physically than Pysyk did at that age -- very good at winning board battles, from what I've seen, and more willing to step up and make a check vs almost always relying on his stick and positioning.

Both look like they should be solid shutdown d-men at the next level if they continue progressing down the path they're on.

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