Something I noticed a lot of scouts never talked about was Niederreiters defensive ability. Mind you, I never read or heard anyone blast him, or say he's weak in the defensive aspect, but I've never heard anyone praise it much either. Perhaps it's just me, but is he proving otherwise in the WJC? Last night he looked great defensively especially, and in my opinion, has looked that way all tournament. His defensive awareness looked great, he was making some nice hits, and playing the board pretty well. Is it just me, or does El Nino have an extremely underrated set of defensive skills that need to be discussed in the future?