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01-11-2013, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by raab View Post
Matt Greene and Smid could skate, I don't remember what Smith was like because that was so long ago. Peckham can't skate well enough to keep up in the NHL and I highly doubt he ever will be able to. If he was just getting beat by bad positioning and and reads then I'd say he'd have a chance like the rest of them did but he's not.
Peckham is a better skater than Matt Greene ever was (Greene has been the better player at every level, but his skating wasn't the reason). And Smith was never a great skater either.

I'm not saying Peckham will ever be a top 4 defender like those guys, but I do believe he could reach the level of Andrew Ference sometime in the near future. Let's also not forget that Ference has been a 3rd pairing guy for most of his career going back to his Calgary days and has only ever been a fill-in on the top 4. He's a very good 3rd pairing defender, but a 5-6 guy none the less.

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