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03-30-2011, 09:51 AM
Vito Andolini
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
The reasons people are complaining about him are the same reasons that caused him to fall to us in the draft. Poor defensively and some questions about his off-ice endeavors. He'll likely grow out of the latter, but as I've said from the get-go; He's more Brian Campbell than he is Duncan Keith. He'll probably get 45+ points per season, but he's going to make some gaffs along the way.
I agree with what you're saying, but I think the real reason people have soured on him is even more short-sighted than this. I mean he stunk defensively in his 1st year and most people were perfectly willing to overlook that so long as he was putting up points. What changed this year and I think really caused people to change their view on him is that his offensive production dried up. Other teams wised up to his home-run passes and he lost his best target in Gaborik to whatever you want to chalk that up to.

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