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Tkachuk, Demitra capitalize on differences

Blues forwards Keith Tkachuk and Pavol Demitra are the strangest of linemates.

Updated: December 4, 2003, 7:57 PM ET
By Tom Wheatley | Special to ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS -- According to the laws of nature, opposites attract.

That helps explain the puckish attraction between St. Louis Blues linemates Pavol Demitra and Keith Tkachuk.

"They are an odd couple, as far as stars go,'' said teammate Doug Weight. "Definitely.''

"What does make them click is that they ARE opposite players," said teammate Dallas Drake, who was Tkachuk's linemate and best buddy in Phoenix.

Demitra is a slick Slovak. Tkachuk is a bruising Bostonian. Both ...

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