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Originally Posted by Bill_Meltzer View Post
How often is Grossmann beaten wide? Rarely. I've seen him play extensively both in Dallas and Philly, and I will maintain that his skating doesn't hold him back. He's smart positionally and that's more important than raw speed (or lack thereof).
You don't have to have a lot of speed to play D. Look at Pronger, the guy was slow, but he was one of the best ever at the position. Positional play is one of if not the most important aspect of playing D.

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