Scott Hartnell is good in front of the net
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05-10-2011, 12:27 PM
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I think you're selling Hartnell way short here by comparing him to Knuble. Knuble was better at literally parking himself in front of them net. But Hartnell is a better all around player. By saying that Hartnell isn't Knuble you act like Hartnell is bad at being in front of the net.
He generates rebounds, and when he is on his game plays those rebounds really well to other players crashing late (as he did in last years playoffs). He can park himself infront of the net. He is, by no means, immovable, but certainly can create screens and tips.
And more importantly,
there is no one else on this roster that can/should play that role
. You mentioned Richards. Playing Richards or Jvr (as others have mentioned) in that role would be a massive waste of their talents.
Hartnell is not worth his 4 mill cap hit. But at the same time, you can not simply get rid of him to create cap space without bringing in someone else who can give you what he does.
I don't compare Richards and jvr implying we should use them...but rather we are mis -using hartnell...I agree with you That we don't have a in front of the net role player, that's mt point!
Hartnell is paid too much (and too good at other stuff) to be a role player
Who isn't very good at his role
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