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04-03-2013, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
You seem to have a low opinion of Thomson and Mortson for some odd reason, especially Thomson, who I think was a small steal where Reen took him. These weren't just defensive guys. Jimmy Thomson was an excellent playmaker - the guy finished top-20 in leaguewide (not just defensemen) assists five times: 6th, 8th, 16th, 16th, 18th, and I seriously doubt he was doing it all at even-strength. Mortson was a pretty good offensive defenseman, as well, who was known for his big shot. Actually, I think Thomson - Mortson on second units straight across is one of the real strengths of this team.
Maybe I was underrating them offensively - I guess they're pretty good on a second PP. I still don't really buy Thomson as a low-end #2 though - that would put him on par with Harry Howell, Bill White, and Fern Flaman; is he really on their level?

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