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01-12-2013, 02:00 AM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
I thought Armstrong was an average 2-way player?
Historically he's Pretty decent middle 6 guy when healthy on even strength. Then last season he completely imploded with injuries. His coaches didn't feel the need to shelter him defensively but largely didn't have him play shutdown either.

Average shot producer with high conversion rate (probably a rebound guy). Not astrong assist rate but he didn't drag his linemates scoring down either. Pre injury he scores like a top 6 on ES for the most part but keep in mind that's likely boosted somewhat from the run and gun teams he's been on (atl, tor). 2 of his 3 per injury seasons he approached .5 PPG on 5on5, which is Desharnais/Plekanec territory.

I'd say think a less flashy version of AKostitsyn due to worse goalscoring on evens is his profile prior to last year but he's got virtual no special teams value beyond being another body. Which is why his global point totals are weak, no PP scoring.

If he's back to what he once was, should be no problem on Eller's wing. Moen and Prust have more defensive value but he's been a decent two-way winger. Essentially, he's a 5 on 5 specialist.

Unfortunate that returning to form, injury or otherwise, is such a common theme with this squad. Although it does mean they have pretty good potential if things break right and/or the coaching staff does a good job.


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