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03-30-2010, 01:07 AM
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I suppose my point is that I don't think he stood out as much, or is missed as much, as you want to make it appear. Nor are the other Florida defenders slouches. Guys like Allen and Ballard are good players, and McCabe is certainly an effective offensive player at least.
When you mention Jokinen... well, he was actually really good in Florida - at least if we aren't blaming Bouw for not dragging Florida to the playoffs we cannot do so with Olli either. Perhaps big fish in small pond syndrome is something they share.
On that - Joni Pitkanen vs. Jay Bouwmeester?
We're picking one over the other? Bouwmeester for me. He's having an average year but believe it or not he's probably slow to get used to not having to do so much. When you're not the go to guy for every situation the adrenaline doesn't flow the same. Not making excuses just saying it's one year. Jokinen, if he did have big fish/little pond syndrome he would've been good in Phoenix. I used to like him a lot, though he was a half notch below Sundin, but now I don't know what to make of him. Just seems like he's worked really hard with no reward and he's just going through the motions now. Again not an excuse just speculating on what I see.
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