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05-23-2011, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerfish View Post
Cogliano gets undervalued by posters on these forums, especially oiler fans.
I agree. He's never going to be able to win a faceoff but he still had a decent season after a slow start. After Christmas Cogliano had 27 points in the final 50 games. That's about a 45 point pace. He brings a great attitude to the team. He's trying to re-invent himself as a 3rd line player. In his rookie season he had 25 hits. This season he had 89. Hardly a physical player but he's looked in the mirror and realizes he needs to finish his checks. He's defensively reliable and can kill penalties...plus he brings some offense when given a chance. He averaged 55 seconds per game on the powerplay this season. All but 5 of his points came at even strength.

Faceoffs are a huge weakness for him but in general I think he's being underrated.

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