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04-29-2009, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Not necessarily. Not all injuries are created equal.

I've criticized Tanguay in the past (esp when we first signed him) but you can't scream at a guy because he's hurt or can't play effectively due to an injury.

He's not a perfect player but he's not the reason we lost either. I agree that we need more rugged players who will go to the net, but having Tanguay isn't a bad thing, esp if he signs for a reasonable amount of money.
when i think of great lines they often contain a mix of different player types, player maker and shooter, or maybe a player with the ability to go to the tough areas. they compliment each other.

gritty players can create the space and opportunities for players like tanguay to shine. i think that is what we saw from the koviu-tanguay-lats line early on, before injury broke them up. tanuagy may have had the most ppg on our team this year? don't throw the baby out with the bathwater!

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