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03-22-2004, 01:51 PM
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I think Mess is maxing out...

in terms of what he can do, or what you'd want from him. I'm fine with the way Mess has played. And heck, I haven't been as anti-Mess as many people, remembering the wonderful linemates he has had that included the Jeffs, Toms and Ulmer.

Out of all the players this team has had, Mess was one that was put into the correct role. He played away from top defensive pairings - and top scoring lines. He played with guys who weren't too bad...guys that would give him room. And he played on the specialty teams, scoring opportunistically.

But Mess was smart. He got a good amount of his goals cherry-picking in front of the net while others did the work. His 17% shooting percentage is not too shabby, espcically for a guy with 17 goals.

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