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The New Prototype

from the London Free Press,
For a guy who just had a lot more work piled on him, E. J. McGuire is remarkably upbeat. The head of the National Hockey League's central scouting department is charged with picking gems from the passing hockey parade and advising all 30 NHL teams which ones he and his staff deem the best prospects. Suddenly, a lot more little jewels are popping up. Little is the operative word. Even for defencemen. The removal of the red line this season, along with the serious clampdown on such impeding fouls, has created a revised prototype for the ideal defenceman.

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