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05-12-2013, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
Primeau and Daze are like many other players in NHL history. Big, long reach, nice skillset and have the ability to take over a game. However, others just like them such as Jason Arnott, Nik Antropov, etc. remind me of players that weren't as dominant as you thought they could be and you can't put your finger on the reason why. Primeau and Daze should have been steamrolling the opposition on the ice. Both were 6'5". Primeau showed the odd glimpse here and there but that's it. Neither player maintained it and it had nothing to do with injuries at all.
First of all, Arnott was better than the other two and all three of them were better than Antropov. Secondly, what new NHL are you guys talking about? It lasted for a couple years maybe....right now any skilled player even if he's slow can get the job done. There's enough obstruction for that and core body strength is more important for forwards anyways with how tight defences are.

I'm sure both would've done pretty well right now. The demise of neither player had anything to do with a change of playing style....it was due to age/injury.

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