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02-09-2010, 11:12 AM
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Levitate
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People liked Prucha because he worked hard, never gave up, and even if he didn't score as much in his 3+ year, he created chances.

Renney benched him so that he could put Aaron Voros in the lineup. Aaron ****ing Voros who is only useful as a 4th liner who gets less than 10 minutes per game, but Renney tried him up and down the lineup consistently. Every game Prucha got, he did more than Voros did, but then Renney would bench him because "Voros has size" and then Voros would go out and do absolutely nothing and probably lose a fight.

That's why I'm still sore about Renney's treatment of Prucha. He was a fun player to watch and while not a top six forward like we originally hoped, he could have been a useful player. But Renney ran him out of town for absolutely no reason.

Also, saying "Jagr was money in the playoffs when it mattered!" kind of proves the idea that he only tried when he felt like it. If you have to specifically point out a time when a player worked his hardest, that probably means he wasn't working so hard at other times.

I really liked Jagr, but there's no doubt he'd sometimes struggle during the season to find the right level of competitiveness. Whether it was on purpose or he just couldn't always get himself up for a regular season game, he would go through some periods of uninspired play.

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