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09-16-2008, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by vipernsx View Post
If he's shown development with his defensive smarts, then he's a shoe-in over Pock. I like Pock's passing and offensive abilities but defensemen need to be able to play defense first. They're not much of an assest if they're a huge liability in their own zone, unless, of course, if they're an offensive powerhouse. Pock is a top teir carear minor leaguer. Hopefully he'll sign with the wolfpack next year.
I love it when players are labeled like this. The only reason Pock has been a career minor league player is because of the franchise he plays on. Put him on Boston, LA, or another team and he is in the NHL for sure. For a team that was DESPERATE for a PP QB last year and not give this guy a shot I think it's stupid. The only thing I can think of is that if we called him up last year wouldn't he have had to go through waivers? I would assume that is the main reason he didn't get called up. It def wasn't due to bad play, his stats in the AHL were nice.

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