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02-26-2013, 10:35 PM
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When people think power forward for some reason they think Eric Lindros murdering people.
A power forward is a forward with size who goes toward the net and can give/take punishment. Cole is a consistent hitter with size who doesn't shy from the net or corners. If Brendan Gallagher was three inches taller he would be a power forward.
Gallagher has the desire but no size. Cole had the size but no desire. Its a wash unless Cole suddenly decides he wants to use his size and speed, this year not so much.
Power forward used to mean something other than " not afraid to go into the corners". I'm not sure which is less true, that Cole was a power forward or that the habs are going to miss his nonexistant grit.
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