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[DAL/VAN] Derek Roy to Vancouver for 2nd + Kevin Connauton
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04-03-2013, 04:18 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
From what I've seen of Roy, I'd say he's a small, soft perimeter player, streaky/inconsistent, good passer/playmaker but bad puck-carrier who won't go to the scoring areas, average-to-decent skating, barely okay defensively, can easily be shut down by a team with a good defensive system, doesn't bring anything physically. Has had good faceoff seasons in the past but this hasn't been one of them, probably due to changing conferences.
Could be effective playing against lesser competition, if Kesler is able to come back and play the shutdown role and the Sedins draw the other team's shutdown guys, that'd leave Roy's line playing the role of the second line, but with third-line minutes, and Kesler's line the reverse. Could work out. Wouldn't bet on it. Don't like this trade.
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