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08-19-2004, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Edge
Coffey could get away with it because he was scoring 120 points. Leetch could get away with it because he rose for big games and wasn't nearly as bad in his own end as Poti.
Valid points, but I also think that Poti being 6'3 is a factor. leetch and Coffey were'nt expected to clear the crease because they were smaller and so when Poti get's burnt in front of his net it's an issue. Poti is a dynamic defenseman offensively, but is sub-par defensively. You cant teach talent and I think he could be mentored into being much better defensively, maybe not in this organisation. I can't help but like Poti's skating, passing etc although he does have obvious defenesive deficiencies.

With Rachunek I feel it's too early to grade him. I'd wait until atleast 20 games in (if there is a season) and then trade whichever one of the two is playing the worst. I wouldnt trade him now as i feel he has'nt ben given a proper chance.

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