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05-16-2013, 11:55 AM
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arsmaster
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Originally Posted by stickside View Post
why can't you have tremendous upside in a shut down role? i disagree. vehemently lol

sure, he isn't there yet. that's why we're bantering around the term 'upside'
I guess you can. But how much do the best Pure Shut down defensman in the league make?

Lots of these guys still put up 30+ points.


"tremendous upside" for me is a guy who can play at both ends. I don't think anyone would argue that Willie Mitchell ever had tremendous upside. Good player, good shut down player, but a guy like Subban and Doughty have tremendous upside because they put up numbers and do what we hope Tanev can do ie. shutdown the opposition.

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