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10-06-2010, 01:32 PM
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Larry44
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Originally Posted by agrudez View Post
Honestly, why all the hate for Nodl? I was actually dissapointed when they brought an obviously gimped Lappy back in for Nodl during the playoffs last year, he looked like a COMPLETELY different player than when he made the team out of camp a few years ago.

He was fast, worked hard, had good positioning and created turnovers. Sure, it looks like he will never be as offensively talented as maybe what we had expected (or at all, for that matter), but damn, he certainly did look like he deserved to be on the team, no?
Yes, he did look like an NHL player in his call up. And I'm sure he'll be back soon.

It was pretty clear that Lappy was not healthy at the time of his return. Sitting Nodl for Lappy hurt the physical energy, but I understand why they did it in terms of emotional impact.

Unfortunately, Lappy was in denial about his symptoms then and chose to play and put his health and career in jeopardy in the process.

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