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01-27-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
Maybe a bit. He's also been a pretty good straight line skater, but his pivoting is still kinda bad I think. He definitely has a weakness when it comes to defending against players coming at him with speed and going wide around him. If he has to pivot and try to stay with him he gets in trouble sometimes. Just takes him an extra bit of time to get turned around and back up to speed, compared to someone like McDonagh
Very acute point, but to be fair Ryan McDonagh is as good a skater as any Dman in the league. MDZ has taken noticeable leaps in his offense and defense over the past year and a half. Add to that he's on a steal of a second contract and has finally looked poised playing on the right side with the shutdown Staal. Very fun to watch.

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