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07-09-2011, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by RECsGuy View Post
B/c 3 years is not forever. He won't even be 30 when that contract expires, and he'll be playing in the 2nd best league during that period, so it's not like he'll be sitting on his ass getting fat. Barring legitimate attitude/insubordination issues, you never give up on talent, and as a fan of the Panthers since Day 1 vs. the 'hawks, I should now.
Talent doesn't trump everything. Sometimes you trade talent for grit, tenacity and work ethic. I liked Shirokov and thought he was a fairly talented guy but obviously his talent level isn't so high that you can't give up on it, otherwise he'd already be in the NHL at this point.

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