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12-08-2013, 06:42 PM
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Shizuka
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Originally Posted by topchowda View Post
True, I was in a rush so I missed some guys who played fewer game. I don't expect Nurse to be anywhere as good as Hamilton/ Rielly tho. As offense is their calling card.

I think Nurses point totals are a big inflated due to a strong team + more PP time + a bit of luck likely

But if he is to become a top pairing D in the NHL, he has to first put up offense in junior which he is doing
I think Nurse's increase in points is indeed tied to the bolded part, as his actual even strength numbers this year have dropped I believe. He'll chip in with a few points but a mobile, gritty (a truly gritty one, not the pretenders we've enjoyed the pleasure of watching over the last few years) defensive D man is his likely role at the NHL. It's pretty tough to tell if his offensive instincts will translate -- many offensive D-men in junior just do not get past the AHL.

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