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09-07-2010, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by NWO View Post
If Rinaldo can go back to juniors it would be wise for him to do so. He has established himself as a pain in the butt who can fight. Now he needs to work on his game and get that to the next level, cut out the nonsense to hone his hockey skills. Playing in the ahl or echl will not allow him to do that imo. He will then be starting over so to speak trying to establish himself in those leagues by doign what he does best, therefore not allowing his overall game to grow.
There is no point for Rinaldo to go back to Jrs. If you saw any of the playoffs you'd have seen the league being totally intent on screwing him royally.

He got a huge suspension for nothing that bad -a blind side hit on a guy not paying attention- then when he came back they just gave him penalty after penalty for doing nothing at all.

It was a total screw job - they were literally running him out of the league.

If he can't make the Phantoms, he'd be better off the ECHL where the refs aren't after him constantly - at least yet.

Then if he gets his act together, he won't have to deal with all the garbage from Branch. If he doesn't cut down on the extraneous stuff, he'll never make it anyway. If he does, he has the speed, skill and hitting ability to be a great NHL 3/4 line winger and pest.

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