Benoit Pouliot appreciation thread
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02-13-2011, 05:02 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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Ok then, your evaluation sucks...
If he was so steady, like you say, he would have been a steady lock on our Top 6. Fact is that a very struggling Eller, a grinder with not much talent in Darche and a bottom 6 player in Moen had more confidence from Martin to be used in an important role.
You can also look at his play and you'll see that he can disapear for long stretches at a time and them, bang, 2-3 great games. Yopu could even watch it during games. He can have one great shift follow by very bad ones...
He's been steady alright... meaning he hasn't been able to be consistent with his play all year long.
Is he having a bad year ? No. Is he a lost cause ? No. Is he going to be a solid Top 6 forwards for years to come ? Maybe... we don't know yet, he has shown great promises, but also some concerning habits.
This is again well known around the team...
What in God's name are you talking about?
Pouliot is being limited to a 3rd line role because it's how Martin wants to bring him up. Pouliot is coming off a shaky year and has confidence issues. Martin put him on the second line to begin the year. He had 2pts in 2gp and then was moved down.
Pouliot is the 2nd most effective scorer at ES on our team. Only Plekanec produces at a better rate than him at ES.
Martin is limiting his role because he believes it's the proper way to deal with Pouliot's development, it has nothing to do with not trusting him more than a plugger.
You have nothing to counter the FACT that Pouliot is our 2nd most effective scorer. Does he go through streaks? Yea, like most players
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