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01-25-2013, 01:58 PM
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Jame
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Originally Posted by jflory81 View Post
I agree with you. I think his long reach/huge body make him stick out a bit more when he gets himself into positioning troubles (for example his 2nd penalty last night) but overall he's still been an effective defenseman this year.

I also don't think you'll ever see teams let him do the things he did during his first year with the Sabres. He was an unknown quantity then, and with his unique skill set I don't think teams were expecting him to be able to move and rush the puck as a big man the way he did. Now the secret's out, so to speak, and teams are gameplanning and aware and taking that away.
very good point... not raised often enough

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