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02-15-2011, 05:53 PM
Buddy The Elf
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Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
WHY?? Are you seriously asking that question or did you forget who is coaching? Prior to this season, the guy scored 21 - 21 (71 games) - 18 (66 games) - 23 - 21. Much of that time he was not on the first line. Are you telling me that after scoring 20+ every season in the last five except when he lost 16 games to injury, he suddenly lost the ability to score goals, at the age of 30? Really, that's the argument you're making?
Maybe he would pot 20 if he was given time there the whole season? I really don't care to debate that. Il don't see him and Versteeg as interchangable players. Again, Versteeg has 3 20 goal seasons before Ponikarovsky had one. Ponikarovsky =/= Versteeg and that was the only point I was trying to make. There ain't no upside to Ponikarovsky and while he hasn't been given many chances, he has played on the top line and didn't perform all that well.

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