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03-15-2013, 01:03 PM
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Sterling31
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Originally Posted by caliamad View Post
Ducks really need faceoff help. Besides Koivu we have no one that is very reliable in the faceoff center. Getzlaf is decent but before this year has been pretty bad.

The 4th line particularly has problems getting trapped on the ice and having to ice the puck a few times. I'm sure this will help a lot with that... Hopefully he is even average defensively.
Being painfully honest - He really adds nothing but being decent on the draw. There were times when he would play on the PK this year, and unless he won the FO and got off; teams were in for a easy cycle. His foot speed is quite bad....But the low risk isn't much to worry about and generally with these trades players seem to step up.

Not ripping into him, he is a decent 4th liner if you are looking for just that. He tries hard and can be affective on the dump and chase, but overall if a coach keeps him off the ice and restricts him to FOs only...he will do his job.


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