Thread: Raphael Diaz
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10-02-2013, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ak90210 View Post
I don't see how everyone thinks Diaz is so soft/bad defensively? He's great with his stick and has high hockey iq in all three zones. He doesn't throw hits (it would be stupid for him to go around looking for hits anyways) but doesn't shy away from hits and blocks a lot of shots so I don't get how he's that soft either.
I think he's a good offensive dman who is a little weak in his own zone....think Bergeron but better defensively. He is however redundant in this system. Markov is likely to be resigned (like it or lump it, it'll happen), Beaulieu is coming up next year. And NB can do Diaz's role while adding a little more grit...not alot, but more, and a higher end ceiling on potential too. So, why not trade him at the deadline in a package to get something to fill a need elsewhere if we can. If not than see what happens

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