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12-20-2012, 08:14 PM
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Pouliot vs. Koekkek vs. Trouba vs. Maatta

In order, which d-men is the best overall?

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12-20-2012, 08:20 PM
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IMO:

Maatta
Trouba
Pouliot
Koekkoek

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12-20-2012, 08:23 PM
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Maatta was extremely impressive vs Canada.

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12-20-2012, 08:35 PM
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Trouba
Maatta
Pouliot
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Trouba
Maatta
Pouliot
Koekkoek
I agree with this bit Olli Maata have a great offensive potential then Trouba.
But it's like comparing Brian Leetch to Scott Stevens . WHo would you prefer, I say Scott Stevens since he does everything so well.

Trouba equal to Scott Steven
Maata equal to a lesser Brian leetch.


By the way Leetch is by far my fav D but I hated the way is career ended.

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12-20-2012, 08:43 PM
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Who knows, way too early to say. I guess I'll go with:
1) Trouba
2) Pouliot
3) Maatta
4) Koekkoek

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12-20-2012, 10:25 PM
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Maatta
Trouba
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12-20-2012, 10:36 PM
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Personally, there isn't a D in the last draft I'd take over Trouba. I think he's a better prospect than all of the D that were drafted before him.

I've only seen Derrick Pouliot a couple of times but he's been an absolute trainwreck. He's last on my list.

Note: I haven't seen Lindholm yet.

As for the actual question

1. Trouba
2. Maatta
3. Koekkoek
4. Pouliot

(I've only seen Koekkoek a couple of times. Same for Pouliot)

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12-20-2012, 10:53 PM
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I agree with this bit Olli Maata have a great offensive potential then Trouba.
But it's like comparing Brian Leetch to Scott Stevens . WHo would you prefer, I say Scott Stevens since he does everything so well.

Trouba equal to Scott Steven
Maata equal to a lesser Brian leetch.


By the way Leetch is by far my fav D but I hated the way is career ended.
I never saw a Leetch comparison when I watched Maatta, I also dont really see the Stevens comparison for Trouba besides the odd hit.

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12-20-2012, 11:04 PM
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Trouba
Maatta
Pouliot
Koekkoek
Looks right to me.

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12-20-2012, 11:54 PM
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Trouba
Maatta
Pouliot
Koekkoek
this is the order i have in mind. still cant believe pouliot went so high in the draft last year. its also a wonder a Pens didnt try to trade down and get him. im sure someone would have coughed up their 1st and a second

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12-20-2012, 11:59 PM
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Personally, there isn't a D in the last draft I'd take over Trouba. I think he's a better prospect than all of the D that were drafted before him.

I've only seen Derrick Pouliot a couple of times but he's been an absolute trainwreck. He's last on my list.

Note: I haven't seen Lindholm yet.

As for the actual question

1. Trouba
2. Maatta
3. Koekkoek
4. Pouliot

(I've only seen Koekkoek a couple of times. Same for Pouliot)
That's a ballsy statement.

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12-21-2012, 12:04 AM
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Maatta
Pouliot
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12-21-2012, 01:40 AM
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As a huge Scott Stevens fan, I have a particular affinity for Trouba. The fact that he got drafted by my favourite team makes my bias overwhelming. That said, I had Trouba, Maata and Murray - though not necessarily in that order - as the top three defensemen from 2012 draft. Nothing has really changed my mind a whole lot (though I do not know a ton about Hampus Lindholm...). I never liked Pouliot, and I like that pick even less now then I did on draft day. Koekkoek does not do much for me either.

If I had to rank them:

1) Trouba
2) Maata

Big, giant chasm

3) Koekoek
4) Pouliot

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I agree with the order:

Trouba
Maatta

Koekoek
Pouliot

Koekoek has actually been fairly impressive when I've seen him so far, however he's just not as good as Trouba or Maatta. Pouliot shows flashes, but his physicality and drive really disappear at times. I also don't think his offensive gifts are as great as others believe and even if they are he's a step behind all the other guys in the other facets of his game.

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12-21-2012, 04:27 AM
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If I had to rank them:

1) Trouba
2) Maata

Big, giant chasm

3) Koekoek
4) Pouliot
This... for now.

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I also agree with the above poster. I would take Trouba first out of all the dmen. He just does everything well, and brings that nasty/hard to play against style to the backend.

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12-21-2012, 04:50 AM
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Trouba
Pouliot
Maattaa
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Trouba
Maatta
Pouliot
Koekkoek
Same to me too.

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12-21-2012, 07:37 AM
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Maatta is just fine player and all but he seems to lack footspeed, his skating looks even a little bit funny. If he only could skate and had some explosiveness he would be really good...

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Trouba
Maatta
Pouliot
Koekkoek

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Maatta
Koekkoek
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12-21-2012, 09:42 AM
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Maatta
Trouba
Koekkek
Pouliot

Maatta is criminally underrated.

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12-21-2012, 10:04 AM
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So what exactly makes Maatta better then Koekkoek? They have similar points, with the little difference that Maatta play on the best and koekkoek on the wearst team of the OHL and Koekkoek's -26 or so is no surprise to me as he plays 30min a game so he certainly has no chance to get a good +/-.

I would take Koekkoek over Maatta again.

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12-21-2012, 10:16 AM
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Maatta
Trouba
Koekkek
Pouliot

Maatta is criminally underrated.
If anything, Pouliot is, judging by most of these lists (says the homer Pens fan, I know). I'm also assuming here the OP is projecting into the future, even though he says who "is" the best d-men.

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