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02-08-2013, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DousedInOil View Post
The most important thing for me isn't that they hit people, it's about driving to the net and getting yourself in position to battle for pucks and use your size to take advantage of smaller defencemen or forwards.

What's everyone's thoughts on defence this year? How would you rank these guys:

1. Ryan Pulock
2. Rasmus Ristolainen
3. Darnell Nurse
4. Nikita Zadorov
5. Josh Morrissey
6. Robert Hagg
7. Madison Bowey
8. Ian McCoshen

I really like Ristolainen. He plays that North American game. He just needs to be more consistent.
I like Gauthier. My response was directed at the comment that he might scare people. He's not really that kidn of player, at least not in the games I have seen him play. What he is is a very good two-way center. I'd be fine with the Oilers taking him.

Zadorov on the otherhand could be very scary. He is huge and seems to live to crush people.

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