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02-01-2013, 08:10 PM
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I watched him a couple games. I don't see this puck-moving people are raving about, he doesn't remind me of a puck-mover like Zidlicky, Rafalski, Niedermayer, he reminds me of a shooting defenseman. A guy like Souray. He gets a lot of shots on net because he shoots a lot.
Hell, I'll take one of those.
He skates better than Souray, too. Long, rangy, big... there isn't alot NOT to like here.
He's certainly no Rafalski, but I agree with those other guys that his offensive upside is through the roof.
I haven't seen enough of Merrill (he hasn't been on the ice long enough) except playing with a crappy Michigan team this year. You guys are right that his value is pretty low, especially for a first rounder... I wasn't thinking there.
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