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12-16-2004, 09:28 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Love Mike York's energy but i tend to think people are letting that overshadow the fact that he still has yet to be healthy for a seasons second half, is most likely a nonfactor for a playoff team and at 26 already has a lot of wear and tear on a body that has broken down every season since its debut.
Not to knock him, just think he tends to get a bit too much hype around here.
But broken hands etc are not something that can be avoided, they are usually just a fluke or bad timing, you can't blame him for that. If some of the player's on the Rangers roster gave 110% every night like York does, instead of skating around like a bunch of figure skaters we would probably see some more broken bone injuries, because that's what happens when you actually block shots, etc.
He was an extremely versatile player and I still think it was the worst move Sather made (out of many bad ones). For a team that has trouble keeping the puck out of their own net, to trade their best penalty killer for a defenseman who has no clue what to do in his own end.
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