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04-10-2009, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
We can't win that kind of series against the caps. To beat the caps Henrik will have to play every game like he played last night, and our defense as well. That means forwards coming back hard on the backcheck. If Zherdev, or anyone else for that matter, isn't willing to put in that kind of effort, then they aren't helping the team.

If Zherdev wants more minutes, he will have to earn them. Whether he scores or not is immaterial. It's about effort. If the effort is there, the scoring will be too. He could be so much better than he has been if his effort matched his skill. Torts is pushing him to become that player.
See that's the thing, he did, and he was still benched.

What about the shots he blocked and his takeaways last night, those are not mentioned, the only thing that gets mentioned are a pass that missed its target or a shot that just missed.

It's all very contradictory.

I've been saying it all along, it has NOTHING to do with effort. It has to do with Tortorella playing favorites. Avery and Callahan are his pets, so they play. Korpikoski and Zherdev are spited, no matter how hard they work.

This is the problem with fans and the organization as a whole... complain we don't get talent. When we get it, you CANT find yourselves to appreciate it, and its run out of town in favor of the overpaid hacks.

Right? right...

Exhibit one:

Antropov v Zherdev.

cheaper, 24 year old 20g 60pt player... or more expensive UFA 30 year old with bad knees and only finally reaching 20 goals a second time...

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