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02-18-2013, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkey Town 18 View Post
Phil Housley...

How much of a liability is he on a 2nd pairing with a strong defensive partner (Jack Crawford) and an elite goalie (Jacques Plante) who is also known for helping out his D through communication and puck handling? Can he play against offensive minded 2nd lines in that situation?
I wrote it down in the draft thread and I will write it down again in here: I would love my line of Alf Smith-Eric Lindros-Didier Pitre going against Phil Housley. Yes he do have Jack Crawford and Jacques to help him out, but I feel that in a All-Time draft context Phil Housley would get light out against those type of physical, offensive line. There's still some great #4 defenceman still available. #6 defenceman, double shift the PP. That's what I would do, but I'm curious what's the other think about this situation.

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