Henry Hank wrote:Some people can't look at defensemen in terms other than the black and white offensive and defensive defenseman, so Letang gets lumped as all offense, but that's not going to be true when he fully develops. He and Goligoski are going to be strong two-way defenseman. I can envision them pairing up as a second pairing in the coming years.
Goligoski is going to have to learn to play the body a little bit better, but from the limited amount I saw him at the one camp practice I attended (the Sat. session at Southpointe), the kid is definitely a hard worker. Make no mistake, his mobility and talents moving the puck will more than likely get him here. His willingness and ability to play the body will determine what kind of NHL career he has.
The first thing that impressed me about Letang when I saw him in his first camp a couple of years ago was how physical he was, especially along the boards. His positioning when he's playing the puck on the boards is solid and his willingness to mix it up on the boards was what initially made him stand out to me. He's like a pitbull when he gets in along the boards, and it's not something you would expect to see when you first look at him.