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04-06-2011, 10:36 PM
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Gil Gunderson
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Originally Posted by Manny View Post
Come on now...

Shannon has been on fire lately, and contributes more offence than anybody other than Spezza. Da Costa doesn't move his feet out there. He needs to earn his ice time, not by scoring goals or putting up numbers, but by simply showing that he wants to play. As fans, we'd all like to see him play a bit more, but Da Costa will benefit from lessons like these. He's learning what he needs to improve upon to try and gain a roster spot next season.

As for Wick, he hasn't done anything in any game he's played in the NHL. Clouston gave him an opportunity last game to play with skilled players, and he didn't take advantage of it. He's 25 years old, and hasn't shown that he's an NHL calibre player, let alone a good one.
Well maybe that's my pro-tank side being harsh on Shannon's contributions, but with Melnyk's comments on Da Costa being a legit top-six forward next year, I kind of expect him to get more than 6 minutes of ice time, especially since these games are next to meaningless.


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