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08-25-2010, 07:25 PM
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I like the move, my first couple posts in this thread say as much. But people who always trump up Gillis looking for "Character guys" probably have some thinking to do.
As I said in the "Grit and Experience" thread, this team has a LOT to prove in the playoffs. Torres? Sedins? Kesler? Burrows? Hamhuis? Ballard? Ehrhoff? Luongo?
All of these players have had at least one disappointing playoffs in the past, or have experienced little to no playoff play.
Very interesting team. They will either be incredibly hungry or rudderless.
This is true of every team in the league that hasn't won a cup in the last 3-4 years. It's even true of some good players on cup-winning teams (Datsyuk is terrible in the playoffs almost every season).
I don't put much stock in it, personally, but it's contentious and I definitely understand your perspective.
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