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02-25-2013, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by NikC View Post
Strange how two people can see a totally different player. I've been watching hockey over 20yrs, and i've seen every one of AA game's a ranger, and body checking/physicality is one thing I never came away with watching him play.... skating with his head down and getting leveled? yea i've seen alot of that with AA.

lol, as soon as the "beast" starts taking some penalties for his aggressive play our loud mouth pacifist coach will bench him. He'll be playing like Malik in no time.
While I would agree that AA was not physical in the sense that he did not normally initiate contact, he did define the term "being stiff to play against" He's a big framed kid that took alot of hits and did not give up the puck easily. He's not soft by any stretch of the imagination, but he was also not the initiating kind of player either.

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