Thread: OT: Petr Prucha
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12-17-2009, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Edge View Post

Prucha had one good season and it's been downhill since. And even then, he was essentially a powerplay specialist.

I think it speaks volumes to the state of this team that we're yearning for a one-way, offensive player whose production essentially amounts to 15 goals if everything falls into place.
Would that one good season be 05/06 or 06/07? He put up 20+ goals (that's more than 15, right?) in both of them before he had his minutes (and confidence) slashed.

I don't know if people miss Prucha more than they should, or if our level of expectations has just fallen too much.
I coach three different sports. Heart is discounted way too much on these boards. Teams need guys like Prucha--not a whole roster of them--but a couple at least. When you cut all the heart and guts out of a team, you're left with what we have now. The Rangers' roster today has a lot more talent on it than it did with Prucha's teams. Having marginally more talent at the expense of a hell of a lot of heart isn't helping much.

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