2013 NHL Draft Talk Part V: Flyers own the 11th overall pick
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06-14-2013, 05:54 PM
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Im just saying that playoff hockey is much diffrent than regular season hockey as the pens found out. Id prefer to build this team in the mold of successful playoff teams like the kings and Bruins. Big, all forwards are 2 way, punishing forecheck, and 3 pairs of defenders that can play behind a world class goalie.
In fairness though, the Hawks aren't the Pens. The term soft gets thrown around quite regularly, but the Pens team is a group of soft players. I don't see a "soft" player on the Blackhawks. They're all willing to grind it out and take a pounding in order to win. Are there some bigger forwards on the Hawks? Yeah, but the more prominent players are smaller in stature.
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