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08-29-2013, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Fozz View Post
Is the difference between Plekanec and Desharnais greater in the offensive or defensive aspects of the game? Seems obvious to me that Desharnais can be almost as effective as Plekanec in an offensive role but not the opposite.
Let's put it this way :

Plekanec is better defensively than offensively.

He's also arguably better than DD offensively (there are some things that DD do better, but Plekanec's offensive game is a bit more complete - faster and can shoot).

This said, DD had a terrible season and still ended up with decent point totals, despite not earning points in situations where he really helped the team score (faceoffs on PP, screening). But all in all, his whole game was flawed, and his game is already flawed to begin with.

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