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06-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LetangInTheSO View Post
^ This is the latest myth being spread about Letang. To be clear, the only aspects of Letang's game that are "elite" are his 5 on 5 point production and his skating. His largest area of struggle is not in his own end, but rather on the PP. On the PP, the extra time/space often lulls Letang into complicating would-be simple plays and making bone headed plays. In his own end, Letang is "good." He's not great, and he's certainly not bad. He has a very active stick, he is surprisingly physical for his size. His positioning is mediocre, but his skating ability often allows him to stay in plays when his default positioning isn't perfect. This notion that Letang "sucks" at defense is purely a myth.
I have some news for you, people have been saying that Letang is suspect defensively since he played his first NHL game.

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