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01-27-2007, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
Other than Tyutin, we don't really have any impact defenseman right now, so I'm thiking that not noticing the play of a D-man is a good thing. It's like a solid but unspectacular offensive line in football- just cover your assignments, let the playmakers make plays and everything works out.
Rozival played like a true nr 1 D tonight. He stopped Forsberg several times. Played rock solid defensivly. Moved the puck really well and got involved offensivly.

Why he didn't shoot on the 4 on 3 standing alone in the middle of the slot with nobody on him is beyond me, though overall he played a really good game, defenitly on par with many other 1st D's in this league, at the same time far behind guys like Tomas Kaberle, Lidas and Niedermayer, but a very good solid hockey game.

At the same time, as much as I would love to see a better 2nd line center, what I miss the most is exactly a Kaberle type of D...

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