Thread: Injury Report: Cammalleri and Bergeron IN, Moen OUT
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03-23-2010, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ScopeHockey View Post
This is a classic example of Martin stubbornly putting too much focus on one aspect of a player's play. In Sergei's case, it's his work ethic. In Darche's case, his skating. Martin will use Pyatt over Darche because Pyatt skates better. However, Darche has proven that he has the ability to deliver results regardless. Pyatt is not there yet. I love the kid and see him as a staple on our third line starting next year and for the next 10 years. But he hasn't figured out how to be a factor at the NHL level yet; and Darche so far has been able to make tangible contributions.

I realize that Darche has been more productive offensively than Pyatt but he is a liability defensively due to his poor skating. Considering that Darche doesn't score very often, I'd say that I would have to agree with playing the superior defensive player (Pyatt).

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