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11-15-2010, 12:25 PM
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This is not saying that Comrie has since then done much to deserve serious looks... he has not. But if Bylsma wants him to win ice-time from the 4th line through hustle, like he had to himself, then that is never going to happen and it is simply a waste of cap-space.... and waste of an opportunity, long shot as it seems by now.
Well said Rip.
This is exactly how I feel about the situation. Certain guys are not grinders, they do not earn any inch of ice with battle or hard work. They make plays other players cannot through the finer skills, and thus have a value.
Comrie looked bad in his role in the regular season. When playing OFTEN in pre-season, he made some plays and showed some vision. But in my mind, this is why Bylsma would never get much out of Comrie, Sykora, Satan....
Most of the game they do little to make huge impact other than be in position, move the puck, and hopefully get on the score sheet. Bylsma looks at each shift while coaching the way he knew it as a player. You don't do every little thing right, you get no ice.
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