Mark Pysyk

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  1. Bob Barker

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    I always heard (no sources, just going from memory) in his draft year that Mark Pysyk was going to be a shutdown defenseman. In the Hockey News' prospect issue, it says Buffalo sees him as an offensive defenseman and powerplay quarterback.

    I would appreciate some insight from people who see him/know about him. Am I confusing him with someone else?
     
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    He plays like wade redden in his prime, that's the style that it expected. Although I wouldn't expect as much offense.

    He can log big minutes because he covers a lot of ice with his speed mobility and positioning. Very underrated over here.

    One thing he needs to improve though is his
    Toughness. He shys away abit on the forecheck
     
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    So he projects to be a ______ to ______ point defenseman?
     
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    Mobile shutdown defenseman. I've heard comparisons to everyone from Keith with less offense to Leopold, so basically a smooth skating positional guy.

    Matt McKenzie was the offensive defenseman from that draft for the Sabres.
     
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    I wouldn't say he's an offensive defenseman at all.
    He's more of a two-way defenseman with offensive upside, just like Pysyk.
    The things that seperate Pysyk from MacKenzie are Pysyk's skating and hockey IQ.

    Jérôme Gauthier-Leduc, who the Sabres also selected last year, is about as pure of an offensive defenseman as you can get.
     

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