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01-03-2013, 02:41 PM
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I think Nemeth may actually be a better fit for Goligoski. Goligoski is going to need a no-frills type of partner that doesn't make mistakes or take many risks and who can deal with bigger forwards. On a good team Goligoski is a bottom-pairing offensive specialist, much like he was on the Penguins. Oleksiak is going to take risks and jump into the play offensively, that's just who he is, and what makes him potentially special.

Nemeth is nowhere near as physical as Fistric. Sometimes I feel like people are just repeating Nemeth's scouting report from when he was drafted. Being physical in the SEL and being physical in NA are two different things. Until he actually shows any of that here I wouldn't call him a physical defenseman. As we've seen before, sometimes that side of a player's game simply does not materialize.


is how I see things shaking out in an ideal world where everything goes according to reasonably hopeful expectations.

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