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04-29-2011, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by JT Dutch View Post
But please, keep regaling us with these fictional stories about how Purcell had "every opportunity" to succeed with the Kings when he was playing 11 minutes a game here and playing out of position to boot. Those stories are always so entertaining and inspiring.
You can be sarcastic all you want but Purcell had his shot.

You could also start with all those nice stories of Purcell sitting on the periphery scared to take a hit or the ones about how he never bothered to back check. Or how about the ones in which he never won a battle on the boards in his life?

Guy was openly talked about by the GM of a NHL team as a future top-6 player. DL specifically said he thought he'd be a 1st liner on the Kings. He got 91 games on the Kings with a whole hell of a lot of support from management and didn't get it done.

If anything the problem was that back in 09/10 Parse was suppose to turn into the top-6 skills guy making Purcell expendable and he ends up losing a whole season...

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