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07-17-2013, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
Brule was excellent in the Chicago series, much less effective in the Nashville series, and invisible by the LA series. As the competition got bigger and tighter checking his offensive game declined. We're talking about a fourth liner, here, though. I'm okay if his offensive game regresses when he doesn't have time and space, so long as his complete level is high, and he plays a solid intelligent positional game.
Taylor Pyatt was basically the exact opposite. Ideally you'd want someone with Pyatt's size and Brule's compete level but the 2 headed tandem was still an effective poor man's solution even though it took up 2 roster spots instead of just one.

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