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06-16-2013, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Broad Street Elite View Post
The issue with the term PMD is that it is misapplied by some to insinuate that it strictly means offensive-minded defenseman with average or below average defense. A PMD means the guy has strong puck-handling, shooting, scoring and puck control skills, but a PMD can be extremely good defensively (Weber, Pronger, Chara, etc), above average defensively (Subban, Kronwall, Keith, Doughty), average defensively (Karlsson, Letang, Phaneuf), below average defensively (Streit, Yandle, M. Green) or poor defensively (Marc-Andre Bergeron, Wideman
Yeah, nothing about being a PMD entails you're bad defensively. I think that's why most of us use the terms "PMD" and "Offensive Defenseman (meaning: Known Mostly O Less so for D)" to separate them out a bit as different ideas. Still, not perfect.

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