GDT--PRE-SEASON--Toronto Maple Leafs Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins--7:30 pm EST, Sep. 24/08
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09-25-2008, 03:54 PM
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John Pohl and Chad Kilger were Leafs top scorers last preseason.
Did you see either of them crack the top offensive lines when the season started .. In fact John Pohl was a injury fill-in spare part all year long despite outplaying and outscoring all other in training camp?.
Heck John Pohl only got into 33 games last year and is now out of the NHL playing in the Swiss league and Kilger also is out of the NHL currently..
I'm not sure what fans are expecting here to suddenly happen based on training camp performance of depth players?
You were expecting the better performing players to have spots this season and training camp to push everyone on the roster. You said so just before camp. Now it seems that the performance in camp is being weighed with previous performance, which is common, and it's all of a sudden a much different tune you are signing. Kulemin didn't outplay many last game, if any, but now he gets a shot on the first line. It's because of his talent level and past performance, not because of his camp. This is the way it really should be, but it's funny to see the pre-camp be dismissed so early.
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