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03-13-2013, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
I'm not. In terms of two-way play he should be getting some Selke recognition this year. But for various biased reasons he won't be: he's not a star, he's not established enough in the league, and he isn't a defensive specialist.
Yeah, he's been very good in both directions. In fact, that whole line has been outstanding defensively when you consider Semin has been just about perfect and Staal has been a monster on the forecheck. Factor in Muller's preference for using them on o-zone faceoffs and the fact that wingers are usually behind the rush anyway, and Tlusty really hasn't had a lot of chances to get burnt.

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