Thread: Dale Purinton
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02-04-2005, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 007
Purinton I actually expected more from. Never more than a 6th/7th defenceman/goon, but one who could be depended upon. The reason people liked him was that it was obvious that he didn't have much talent, but he worked hard to get to the NHL. I remember an article about him in the NYT where they talked about how he had spent the offseason studying the game, and how much he had improved because of it. Somehow it all got to his head, he forgot that it was only hard work that he could bring to the table, and I guess he forgot all he had studied.
Very fair analysis.

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