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06-28-2010, 09:15 AM
DROP THE PUCK
Join Date: Dec 2007
Its Jody Shelley.
I can't believe there is such a hard on for this player.
Scoring depth is scoring depth. That includes the 3rd and 4th lines.
If you can get a 15 goal guy on the lower lines, that plays the kind of game Byers and Weise do, then your team is at an advantage.
Dale Weise is a bigger, stronger version of Ryan Callahan.
These two players are not garbage, they're legit NHL talents. They won't be stars, but they're the kind of versitile players you need if you want to really be competitive long term.
And to have a 35 year old Shelley block them because he had a decent 20 game stretch is pointless.
This veteran lockerroom character thing is overplayed. The character can come from anyone in the lockerroom. It doesn't need to be a 35 year old veteran. It can come from 21-22-23 year old just as easily.
Byers and Weise must have strong mental makeup and character if they performed the way they did the entire season in a bad Wolfpack season.
Kids like Byers and Weise should be replacing the Shelley, Voros, Brashear, contingent.
That's what a farm system is for. That's the importance of developing players.
They play simple, crash the net. Byers will score a lot of goals in the NHL fighting in front of the net like Graves did.
Weise will score goals like Callahan, they're the same kind of player. Except Weise is bigger.
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