For all the talk about trading draft picks
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05-25-2004, 09:12 AM
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Maybe I'm being a bit optimistic, but I think there's some value still there.
It is possible that as you are being optimistic, so too am I being jaded. However, I just think that his aversion to contact and him being an utter disaster in the defensive zone were exposed too much last year. I will forever have the picture of him standing and just watching Gionta keep jabbing at a puck that Dunham had covered up. Gionta must have jabbed at it 3 or 4 times before it finally dawned on Poti that maybe he should do something. And that is not the first time. There have been countless times that an opposing player would be jabbing at Dunaham or at a loose puck and Poti would just stand by the side of the net and stare.
Wether or not he is on the 1st pairing or the 2nd pairing, going against the top lines or the checking lines, should not matter. He should make an effort to clear a rebound or 2, no? Grinders have just as easy a time with him on the ice as top-liners do.
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