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02-14-2013, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by nik jr View Post
alaska fairbanks selects LW steve shutt.

not the best player available, but he was a very good goalscorer with a great combination of shot, speed and hands, and i think his chemistry with the unpredictable lafleur is worth it.
Shutt typically stayed back on the boards as the short option on the breakout, allowing Lafleur free reign down the ice. Typically if the Canadiens broke out on the right side it was either a long pass to Lafleur or a rush by Robinson or Savard. More often it was a short pass to Shutt on the left.

Shutt would also often take a wide lane on the rush to give Lafleur more space to cut into the middle.

Other LWs could also certainly make these adjustments but we know Shutt did so very effectively.

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