Sunday, September 30, 2007

Season Preview: Boyd Gordon

Boyd Gordon (or "Gordo" as everyone with the name "Gordon" seems to be nicknamed), seems to finally be sticking in the NHL. With the potential to be one of the best defensive forwards in the league, Gordon finally seem to arrive last year, as he managed to shut down other team's offensive lines on a decently consistant basis. The former first overall draft pick may not be racking up the points like some of the players drafted around him (like Chris Higgins, Alexander Steen and . . . ummm . . .Jakub Klepis?), but Gordon has shown great skill at Penalty Killing and is coming along nicely in faceoffs. Could he be a little meaner? Sure. Could he provide more goals? Sure. But for now, he's firmly implanted as the third line center, and racking up the TOI on the PK and against the other team's top line.

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