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03-21-2013, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by OCTA8ON View Post
Oshie does forcheck and skate hard in the neutral zone and create occasional turnovers, but it is silly to label him as an "elite defensive forward" when his responsibility as a winger doesn't compare to that of a center. The "elite defensive forwards" are the centers such as Backes, Datsyuk, Bergeron, Mike Richards, Jordan Staal, etc..That's the point I was trying to make.
That's an incredibly narrow minded view. Oshie is directly responsible in reasons why we have low shots against an why we are then able to have sustained pressure. He is able to contribute to that because of his defensive abilities.

I guess Zetterberg's status as an elite defensive forward changes from time to time.

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