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01-17-2013, 03:03 PM
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Merrill already has a better shot and better vision/patience in the O-zone than Martin. Martin was great in the D-zone and the breakout, but the offensive zone was not his strong suit. That's why I have more hope in Merrill as a prospect. If he had only league-average defense, he'd still be a valuable prospect as an offensive dman. And yet, he's a big body with excellent defensive and neutral-zone play.

I understand the Paul Martin comparison, but I think we have a whole lot of reasons to be really high on Merrill, or at least in the hockey tools he possesses.

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