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12-18-2008, 02:36 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Port Moody BC
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When the big guns have no support, they get much more attention from the opposition. We have no superstar, so it's important that every single player gives something. At the beginning of the year, Tanguay gave us some wins. Kovy gave us some wins. Koivu too. Lang has lately as well. But when these 4 players are not having big games, there's nobody to step up. Nothing against the Kostitsyns, Higgins, Plekanec and cie., but they've been playing with good players so far this year and still have not stepped it up. Sergei is an NHL player and has to give the team something at some point. Right now, he is not giving the team anything. No matter how low his salary is, he has to take it to another level.
Even if he's not playing on the same line as Tanguay and Kovy, if he's not doing anything, the opponent will not lose any energy on him and will focus on Tanguay and Kovy.
Lapierre has given more to this team than Latendresse, Higgins, Plekanec, and both Kostitsyns so far this year. He has contributed to the success much more than these players, no matter how many points he has. This is not normal.
Big guns don't produce enough and blaming losses on Kost bros or Tender because the big guns don't score is just stupid.
As for Sergei is just a matter of time, it is not because he is not talented (see last year), or not working hard enough it's just a matter of confidence and for that the needs more minutes and good teammates. Trust me he will be back if he is used properly.
Read Kriss E post above he explained it better than me.
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