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05-15-2013, 12:54 PM
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Prust's style of antagonizing usuallty led to fights. There's much less of that in the playoffs. This is why Dorsett is so much more effective -- he's a better hockey player.
Pyatt is always a playoff guy. Sleepwalks through the season and then gets motivated. Same the last couple of years in Phoenix.
I disagree. Well not really since I obviously agree on Prust playing an antagonizing style of hockey and Dorsett being the better player. I just don't think fighting was what made Prust a valuable guy for us.
He doesn't have much for hands, but he's a very good skater. For a third/fourth line tweener checking player, he's pretty fast. He doesn't get all those shorties in 2010/11 without his speed.
I also think his positioning - offensive and defensive, was severely under appreciated when he was here. On offense he got himself in a position to play the puck, and in his own zone he always got in the passing lanes. He was a huge part of the reason why the FBP-line was so effective in their own zone, and why our pk was so good. The fact that he would also take on heavy weights not being a big guy himself was just a bonus.
I think the reason why he disappeared in the playoffs was his lack of puck handling ability, which got more noticeable when he got less space.
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