Mark Fraser future shutdown D?
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02-06-2013, 03:19 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
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As much as Fraser bring a different element to the rest of our d-man (save for Komisarek), I don't think he has what it takes to be a consistent bottom pairing d-man for a playoff team in the NHL.
His skating is not great, he has trouble clearing the zone, at times panics under pressure, etc.
I think he's fine as a 7th d-man but I don't see him being higher on the depth chart than Kostka and eventually Holzer (in terms of our AHL -> NHL d-men).
Disagree. While the NHL is a big step up, he hasn't look out of place, IMO.
He offers our defence a level of toughness and nastyness our backline lacks.
There is certainly some room for improvement in terms of mobility and decision making, but he these are things that can be improved over time.
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