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10-02-2003, 08:13 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
I think we all put WAY too much emphasis on the importance of guys like purinton & petrovicky whether it is good or bad...
reality is that if dale purinton is our biggest problem then we should be raising the stanley cup in june cause if we are focusing on the flaws of a 6/7 dman than that must mean that everything else is perfect...
and if there are other problems with lindros, kovalev, dunham, the pk, etc those issues overshadow purinton's play good or bad so much that it doesn't even matter
IMO the biggest problem with purinton's play is the fact that he isn't always the worst guy, you expect him to be the 6th guy so the REAL problem arises when others that should be 1-5 play worse than he does. i think if dale actually ends up being the 'weak link' that we'll be in pretty good shape compared to past years
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