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11-10-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by major major View Post
Seriously? It worked wonders for Brent Burns. And JJ looks lost in his own end and looks like a dangerous scorer everytime he wanders in the o-zone. Why is it so unfathomable to you?
Brent Burns had been a forward before in his career ... was converted to a defenseman upon entering the NHL.

As someone who's played hockey for several years; going from defense to wing is a huge change, and can damage a player more than it can help them. You have less time to make a decision with the puck - especially coming out of the zone - and don't get as much room to take your shots.

Why would we want to do this, exactly? I don't think it would help the offense nearly as much as it would hurt the defense. Even though the defense hasn't been great, Jack Johnson is at least experienced and seems to be the leader back there.

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