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11-03-2013, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MessierII View Post
I agree with everything your saying I would just word it different. Having a net presence and playing without the puck doesn't require talent just a commitment to do so. You can have no talent and make a career of just doing these things. See Ryan Smyth.
I must say being a net prescence is talent. Talent for the oilers for too long has meant dangles and toe drags and skating ability. But What Lucic, hartnell, Simmonds, Dustin Brown, etc do is talent as well. If that did not require talent then their would be more players like that.

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