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04-15-2013, 01:44 AM
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fcbarcelona
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Originally Posted by IceyDice View Post
Because Drouin will bust when he has to play against NHL caliber defensemen and his dekes don't work anymore and he gets ragdolled around. Convince me that won't happen.
Drouin's decking ability is the direct result of him being able to react to a play far more quickly than most athletes can think. He's an incredibly intelligent player who can read the play steps ahead of what other players see on the ice. He's a much safer bet than Seth Jones. Defense is such an incredibly difficult position to play and I've seen Serh Jones have difficult handling forwards near the crease. As well, finding any level of consistency amongst defenseman seems to be more difficult these days. Just look at Tyler Myers as one such example. Talent does not necessarily translate into success as an NHL defenseman.

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