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02-20-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
He was put in a defenseive role his first (2) years in the league. He was their shut-down center, still played against the other teams best players which is impressive for an 18 and 19 year old in the NHL.

It's not that MDZ does nothing well. It's that I don't see him doing things THAT much better than the other players I see around him in McDonagh, Staal and Girardi. He is a good player. On this team he is the #3 LD. Staal, McDonagh and MDZ don't look good on their off-side. Staal and McDonagh are better than MDZ.

Maximize the asset. Puck-movers are at a premium in todays NHL. Whether that is right or wrong that is for another discussion.
Is the quote that you posted a secret that just you and maybe other Rangers fans know?

What does he bring? People call him a puck-mover, I don't see these great passes he makes consistently. Maybe a random home-run pass to Gaborik or Nash. McDonagh and Girardi make those passes too. He doesn't join the rush more than anyone else. He doesn't create chances on the blue-line with the puck. What does he bring?

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