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09-16-2013, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by HiggsBozon View Post
There is a guy named Beaulieu in the minors, and another one named Nygren who could be damn close to being ready to see some NHL action after X-mas.

YOU find the last two pages disingenious and you think it has something to do with size and height, when in fact, it has absolutely nothing to do with it. More like all of those things I listed that stats just don't bring up.
So saying Diaz is soft and can't clear the crease has nothing to do with size and toughness. GTFOH. If Diaz was 6'2 and threw the occasional hit, you out of all posters would cling to Diaz jewels more than anyone on this board.

I've explained many times why I don't need stats to see Diaz's qualities as a defender.

-he has good gap control
-good anticipation
-a strong active stick
-a good first pass
-an above average offensive awareness.

To overlook all those contributions because he's "soft", or to overlook all those and say all he is is PP d-men is completely disingenuous.

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