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02-15-2013, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GFORCE View Post
As for the conversation around guys like Nurse or Zadorov, put me in the Zadorov bandwagon way before Nurse. Not sure Nurse has the tools to be an intimidating factor in any way out there. Zadorov on the other way literally plays to kill.
I respectfully disagree.

In my viewings, Zadorov has been mean and punishing, but I felt he could be meaner. He throws some of the nicest open ice hits you're going to see. However, he tends to just stand around in front of the net and not really clear the crease (well not as assertively as he could). Kind of reminds me of Emelin. He's a physical beast, but he also plays with a lot of poise.

On the other hand, every time I watch Nurse, I think he's going out there to legitimately hurt somebody. He's so much meaner with his stick than Zadorov, and while he doesn't crush people like Zadorov does, if you go anywhere near the crease, you will die. I'd go as far to say that, in the OHL, I don't think there's a meaner defenceman than Nurse (maybe a tie with Pedan).

Nurse is certainly not as poised as Zadorov, and doesn't have the same level of polish either. Which are two reasons why a lot seem to give the edge to Zadorov. Both are fantastic prospects, and come draft day I'd be extremely happy with either.

Originally Posted by Mrb1p View Post
I'm so excited for this draft... Last year I was pretty much thorn in between Forsberg, Chuckie and Murray... This year, damn I've got like 50 favorites It will be hard to disapoint me this year Timmis
Glad I'm not the only one. Every now and then I try and think about my favourite prospects and I end up having list the length of the first round.

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