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07-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dallas, TX (Ugh)
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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. 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.
He can be groomed for the Sharks system. Just takes a few meetings with coaches. If you've actually seen him play, you'd see that he doesn't play like Eager (IMHO).
He's Jody Shelley (but can be groomed for less of that role) + Manny Malhotra. Shelley alone was worthless, but Shelley with Manny-like faceoff skills and can be groomed not to take such ridiculous PIMs? Tons of value, including the playoffs. IMHO.
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