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01-21-2013, 09:20 AM
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Pelech looked pretty good, just as he had the previous dozen or so times he'd played up front before. The move is permanent, and really has high hopes he can be turned into a legitimate NHL physical force. Last season when he was forced to play up front because of the lack of forwards lots of us were wondering why the move wasn't made then because it was obvious that's where he was "causing the most damage" so to speak...
This is actually pretty good news. I just don't think NHL teams need strict "enforcers" anymore as they're absolutely useless way more often then not. Player has to be able to do more then just fight.

Pelech is a good defensive player, can kill penalties, hits like a truck and can fight. I don't know that he'll ever be a regular NHLer but like you, I think his best chance is as a 4th liner.

On a side note, after a couple of iffy shifts Irwin had a very good game yesterday. He looked very comfortable next to Boyle, moved the puck well, played simple defense and didn't make many mistakes. The coaches obviously trusted him as he led the team in even strength minutes.

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