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07-02-2011, 03:19 PM
Join Date: Jun 2004
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A guy who was FOURTH in the entire NHL in faceoffs (how many times must this stat be raised, look it up if you don't believe us, he took plenty of faceoffs too, it's not a deceiving stat) wouldn't get any playoff time? Are you kidding me? On what basis?
He just finished a season with 307 penalty minutes. That's double Nichol's career high, and over 4 times higher than what he had in PIM's the year before the Sharks signed him. That makes him FIRST in penalty minutes by almost 100 minutes. He'd have to take the faceoff and be ordered directly to the bench in the hopes that someone didn't skate across his eyesight and he lunges at him with his gloves dropping.
McLellan will put up with that about as long as he put with Eager's idiocy after game 2.
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