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02-11-2013, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by swimmer77 View Post
I think most every team craves what they perceive a crease clearing d-man. IDK. It seems in today's NHL that's a difficult task. They can get away with maybe one cross check and if they are not careful it will be hold or interference that they are called for. Hamrlik had a good "battle" in the crease with Ryan Malone. I saw Poti whack someone good too.

I like John Erskine just not slotted next to Carlson. I'm anxious to see what the plans are for Poti though if he's healthy in Florida. I'd rather one of Poti / Hamr next to Carlson. I'm confident Hamrlik won't see more time as long as everyone's healthy. So who will Poti displace or will they go with 7?
Then you want a no hit D basically. At least where the top 4 is concerned.

Its more than crease clearing. It has to do with punishing opponents on the boards, creating space for your D partner, being an intimidating presence.

Poti and Hamrlik inspire fear in exactly no one.

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