Do you realize we are playing without Koivu?
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04-12-2008, 06:07 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Only someone who's completely ignored his contributions over the last 6 weeks would even think about benching smolinski.
The last six weeks he has played very very well, doing his job pretty much perfectly... winning draws, being pretty good in his own end, and doing little things right.
He's providing the solid veteran play that he was paid for.
I was a big critic of his in Oct, nov, dec, jan and even parts of feb, but since the deadline he's been bringing it.
This is not to say we don't bring Koivu back when he's ready, cause we certainly do... I just think its probably dandenault heading to the pressbox.
Smolinski has been inconsistent and not reliable all the season long outside the last stretch.. Im still not sold on him and it could become tougher for him when we face better opposition... Just watch and see, Smoke has to keep playing well otherwise his spot in the line-up isnt assured...
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