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12-08-2013, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Shizuka View Post
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.
yeah nurse's offence hasn't really increased from last year, he is just getting more PP time... his ES scoring is essentially the exact same... a gritty #3 guy who isn't a blackhole offensively is what i expect from nurse at the NHL level... something similar to smid, but maybe with *slightly* more offence, but not too much more i wouldn't think

(jesus that smid trade was just unforgivable)

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