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08-04-2010, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by pdogfizzle View Post
Well when you're telling people off, it's kinda hard to ignore and have a real conversation.

What I'm trying to bring out is when Avery is put on a leash by torts or the refs, he's a third liner that can easily be replaced by one of our prospects. To me he reminds me of Higgins or Kotalik and just disappears when not an agitator. I'm pretty sure management brought him back to be more effective than that. I agree that his play from last year was from Tort's and refs but why keep him around if Torts is just gonna hold him back?

'I get it, refs don't like him and the league hates him. It doesn't give them a right to have a bias when officiating a hockey game. That's what bothers me.'

I agree %100 percent. If i wanted to watch biased refs all year, I'd just watch the NBA

Because I think you're undervaluing his actual skills. He's got terrible hands but he's good in the corners, he's good on the forecheck, and he controls the puck down low and sets up A TON of chances for team mates.

Comparing him to Higgins and Kotalik is just plain wrong.

Who do you want replacing him on the third line?

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