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02-23-2013, 10:10 AM
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Here's a nice article about Luke Gazdic.

I feel bad for the guy honestly. Enforcers are not an important part of the game really anymore. He's done an admirable job developing into a two-way forward, but Dallas' current trend of all, or nearly all, Bottom 6 forwards playing big roles on the PK hurts him.

I agree that's the right direction for Dallas to go. I do love giving only a few guys in the Top 6 PK time. Right now, you can tell they have confidence in Eakin, Fiddler, Nystrom, and even Roussel and Garbutt to play important minutes.

After all the hard work Gazdic has put in, I can't really see him becoming a consistent PK option. He's still only an average skater at best, and Dallas uses mobile and quick forwards on the PK.

He obviously seems like a guy that can be more than a John Scott clone so hopefully he does get a chance. I don't think his type of play is imperative to the success of a team, but it wouldn't be a bad thing to have a true heavyweight on the bench every night.

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