Benoit Pouliot: not tendered qualifying offer (June 27)
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05-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Double XX L
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What veteran players are you talking about? Pouliot is our worst defensive forward and the one that makes the most turnovers in the neutral zone, he is also up there as the most inconsistant player on the team.
Not sure how he qualifies as a "young" player, he'll be 25 before opening night and has 5 pro years under his belt, we're not talking about a 20 year old right out of junior.
I think he's talking about the Vets who said they were going to pick up some slack... then didnt. (i.e. Gomez,Camm and perhaps Gio-but I definately would not fault Gio very much, other than his passing game was atrocious this year)
either way, from them even saying that and seeing the end results of said vets saying they were going to pick up the slack... Something never did add up there.
But I also qualify Pouliot as a young player. He has 5 pro years under his belt, he also spent the Wild portion of his contract (more or less) in the AHL because last year he was still waiver exempt. This past season, was his first FULL NHL season. No 1/2's no sending down to the AHL... Pouliot is a legitimate FT NHL'er as of last season.
I take it this summer is his birthday (based on your post) which means he didnt play 1 game in the NHL as a 25 year old.
I should also say that TURNING 25 and BEING 25 is a difference to me. Because like you, I do think that @ 25... a player should be getting their **** together.
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