David Legwand and J.P Dumont appreciation thread
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02-12-2011, 03:16 PM
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Location: Spring Hill, TN
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"You just aren't watching the games" argument, nice.
Trotz saying "Some guys are just having a good 'ol time playing".. I read as a lack of compete level. At the end of year conference, Poile said Legwand's play last year was unacceptable. I do not read into that as just not being able to bury chances.
You won't convince me that Lewgand is a model citizen for his compete level, and one who brings it every night. I watch the games. He's mostly a perimeter guy . He skates well. A guy like Arnott doesn't have natural skating ability, so his lack of effort is much easier to pick up on. And Arnott got REAMED on here for being a perimeter player.
I'm not saying Legwand is a lazy bum. I'm saying he's not a model citizen for laying it all on the ice every-night. He's somewhere in between.
His play in the playoffs last year is EXACTLY what frustrates me about him. He played hard, he went in the trenches, he laid it all on the line. And then, that willingness will disappear for games on end, and he's content to be a perimeter defensive specialist
Can't disagree with you here but a lot of guys do the same thing. They ramp it up in the playoffs beyond belief. I'd love to see that style of hockey all year round but these guys would be beat all to hell if they did that. It's not excusing their play because I agree with you. I just wish there was more consistency all the way around from the entire team.
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