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03-30-2013, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by garret9 View Post
Stuart and Hainsey don't play the same game.

Hainsey is a better skater, better positionally and better decision maker. He usually directs traffic on the ice (especially Bogosian who's biggest achilles heal is his positioning in the D-zone). Hainsey tends to block due to being in the shooting lane at the right time.

Stuart meanwhile is basically a 4th line energy forward playing D. He is a good hitter and has no fear of blocking the shot but he has difficulty making the right decision like when to hit, when to block, when to stand up on the blue line, etc. Stuart tends to block because he gets pinned in the zone.

They both are considered defensive defensemen because neither are offensive catalysts, but that is where the comparison ends.
Ah I see. I do see the difference where Hainsey is the much smarter player. But with the Jets depth in D, is there really no replacement in the future? As some have commented, Kulda might work. I don't remember his play from last season. But I wonder why he hasn't been put in yet.

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