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05-22-2013, 04:37 AM
Ronning On Empty
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Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
Paul Stastny is a tank. He's not a physical player but he doesn't get knocked off the puck either. He's shorter than Kesler but stronger on his skates.

Never heard Stastny being referred to as a "tank". Interesting.

I look at Stastny as an average sized C that doesn't utilize his size as well as he could. For comparison, O'Reilly is far more apt in using a similar frame far more effectively. So in that respect, I don't see a size disparity, in comparison to a guy like Roy, being all that favourable for Stastny. Both are skill-based players, and what Stastny gives up in foot speed, and he gives up a lot, he makes up for by being more defensively capable - especially in the circle.

To me, very comparable players for overall effectiveness.

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