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04-05-2011, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Manny View Post
All this hate for Foligno is just crazy. Completely unwarranted. The guy has played great in the second half of the season. He's a great grinder, and actually has some skill. He's 23 years old and is third on the team in points. He's younger than Greening, Condra and Butler, yet people act like he's plateau'd already. Once this team is good again, and Foligno can play with people not named Smith, Neil or Shannon, he'll really show what he can do. He's not a top-six guy, and not a 60 point guy, but he's a great piece to have, and could be a really good depth scorer. He'll be a 20 goal, 45-50 point guy on the third line in his prime, and that's the kind of player we need in our bottom-six to take the pressure off Spezza and others.
So true. Even I find myself being critical of Foligno from time to time, but have to realize he's still only 23. While Im still not sold on him being a great top six player, getting rid of him just for the sake of opening up a roster spot is ridiculous.

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