Official TOOTIN POWER GDT February 15: NY Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:00p MSG
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02-16-2007, 09:55 AM
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The problem with switching Orts and Prucha at this point is that Orts is really doing a lot of things that makes his line work. He may not score a lot, but he breaks up a lot of the opposing teams plays and turns the puck the other way. He forechecks hard and wins pucks. He's not creating with skill, but he's creating with hard work.
Right now, Prucha is kind of the odd man out...he doesn't quite fit on any of the lines other than where he's at, unless the Rangers want to swap him and Dupuis (which I don't think is a bad idea...)
Am I the only one who's really impressed with Tyutin and how he moves the puck? He'll still make some gaffs here and there, but not often, and damn...he can look like Neidermeyer out there when he skates the puck up the ice. Not as fast, but smooth and effortless and great at shielding the puck.
It'd be great if he can develop his offense more in the coming years...I think that'd really make people take notice of him as a true top pairing defenseman. As it is, I feel pretty comfortable with him going against just about any forward in the league defensively
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