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01-27-2007, 06:46 PM
in the hall
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I disagree with you, and here's why.
I've watched both closely, and really, what sets the two apart is just style of play. Dion is far more aggressive than Jay-Bo is. Dion is THE BEST open ice hitter the game has seen since Scott Stevens. Bouwmeester doesn't even come close to him terms of that. They both can skate with any forward in the league. They both can body off the most elusive of players. They both match up very well against bigger, more physical forwards. Their offense is on an elite level. They both have HUGE shots. I think Dion jumps into the play a little more, as Bouwmeester is a bit more reserved, from what I've seen. Dion will go wire-to-wire at times, while Bouwmeester doesn't do that all too often. I think their on-ice vision, and their outlet passes are more than comparable.
What it comes down to is Dion being a more high-strung defender, in the sense that he's overly aggressive.
I think Bouwmeester would have the offensive numbers that Phaneuf has if it wasn't for the fact that Florida's offense is mediocre at best. They're the 5th worst in the east in goals scored (143). Plus, Calgary is a far more superior team than Florida, in every facet of the game. If Bouwmeester had half of the defensive help that Phaneuf did, he'd be twice as dangerous.
aww did the big bad nobody get intimidated by Edge, it's cute how you respond to his disagreement with reasons rather than insult.. you can't pull the "i'm a big shot and can't be wrong" routine with someone who's on his level
you are a pretty sad case of an internet persona
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