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01-22-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick Nashty View Post
Yep and many of them haven't made the jump yet... Big shut down D-men are even slower than power forwards.
Don't forget a while back WADE BELAK ..... Had a long career was picked in top 12 . While defense and toughness is always a premium I'm in the camp of looking for these type if defenseman via trade or free agency and using high draft picks for high potential offensive players . The simple reason being it takes much longer for the shutdown type to develop and for your picks to hear fruit . The NYR have had bad track record with drafting " big guys " .
Brendl, Jessiman , Grachev all come to mind as guys whose size was dominant at lower levels but speed didnt cut it in NHL

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