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Funny how - "Stay at home D are easier to find" but at most levels it's what wins games. Solid, predictable, sturdy D who make a good first pass.
The risk taking, offensive minded, weak in their own end is fun to watch but the last thing you want on your youth-to-college team. The only thing that saves them in college and pros is to be paired with a good defensive defensemen and a very good goalie - think: Torey Krug.
CT Huskies moms know good D when they see it.
Listen to what Bourque and Pothier say. Someone that will make a tape to tape pass to get out of the zone besides the other intangibles. Also +/- is getting a bit anitquated with advanced statistics similar to MLB W/L for pitches