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07-02-2010, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by triggrman View Post
And the carebear attitude some of you have is just as annoying...
Let's see ... Wilson v Arnott.

Arnott is 35, concussion prone, missed 1/4 of each of the past two seasons with much of that time down the stretch. When healthy can score, spotty at the faceoff dot, not known for hustle, defense, or use of size.

Wilson turns 21 this season. Played much better after getting over his groin injury. More willing to use his body and fight along the boards. 50% at the dot last season in limited time. Biggest drawback ... lack of experience and it is unknown if he is ready to step in yet.

There's your "carebear" attitude .... Poile is taking a calculated risk that Wilson can handle top six responsibilities and center a scoring line. Where the opening up front is created by these deals is on the wing where Wilson played most of his time last season. To fill that gap we have another calculated set of risks .... Halischuk, Andersson, or SK ... unless Poile makes a pickup later this summer. If the team goes with Dumont, Sully, Hornqvist, and Erat as the top line wingers we have known commodities up front with the question becoming if Dumont can recover from his off season or not.

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