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10-07-2003, 01:35 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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I love the goons, but I do not see Lessard lasting the season as the Thrashers enforcer.
There is a talent issue that must be addressed. He could end up being too much of a liability on the ice. I can see DW making a move for a known tough guy during this season.
He hasn't been in the parts of two seasons in Atlanta, so I see no reason to expect so now. In fact, he was +1 last season, that's great for last season when compared to the team plus-minus average.
Lastly, all enforcers are not the best of players, and most usually have a neg. plus-minus, so Lessard not having one thus far in his short NHL career at both defence and at forward is a good sign, IMO.
Furthermore, he could still be used as a 5th-6th d-man should he need to be. And I think his experience as formerly a defenceman will only help him in the future. Remember, this will be only his second season at forward.
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