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11-06-2010, 09:26 PM
Bill McNeal
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
The reason you think he's not working hard is because the puck's not going in, not the other way around. He's playing like he always does, but he's not scoring, and our human brains want to have a reason and "bad luck" doesn't suit us, so we make up something about his work ethic. Work ethic is so subjective and so ballyhooed (wrongly) that it's become the default story when someone is struggling, and it's not helped by Benoit Brunet who can't explain the smallest thing about the game or its strategy, especially with regards to scorers, so everything ends up being about "effort".

He's getting well over three shots a game. He's not being lazy, he's just not getting puck luck.
I'm sure when Cammalleri pots a few it'll coincide with his work ethic magically reappearing.

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