Thread: News Article: Great piece on Benoit Pouliot
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06-11-2010, 02:23 PM
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Mike8
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Originally Posted by goforit View Post
Where are you going with this question?
Your premise for 'pessimism' revolves around what if Pouliot doesn't bounce back and what if Plekanec is not retained, neglecting to take into account that Montreal could potentially replace either of them via trade/free agent acquisitions, or could indeed retain Plekanec.

There is no point in this line of pessimism since it is based exclusively on what if worst case scenarios. Given that there are at least three months before the season starts, you're better off waiting to see how the team looks at least after free agency before complaining about what ifs.

And if you refuse, and want to maintain that line of thinking, you might as well presume the same type of what ifs as stated in my previous post.

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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
And has been since the day he was drafted...you're going to be waiting a long time if you expect to see a "physical" Benoit Pouliot.
Not really. When Pouliot joined Montreal, he was strong on the forecheck and launched a few solid hits. He failed to continue this in the playoffs.

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