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09-08-2011, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by JayBeautiful View Post
Glass? Tanner Glass? are you serious? he couldn't handle 12-13 4th line minutes never mind 3rd line minutes, a supposedly big body tough guy that had what? one hit in the playoffs and how many fights? I must have missed the game he put Marchand in his place. Tanner Glass is and was an offensive blackhole and a defensive liability that shouldn't be playing 3rd line AHL minutes
Of course Glass is a black hole offensively (although still probably better than Oreskovich) but he was a very solid, positionally aware bottom-6 guy in terms of his defensive play. He had several long stretches here where he was playing 12-13 minutes on a 3rd line and was more than holding his own defensively, and to say otherwise is utterly false. Was even given some PK duties. Whatever you can say about the guy, he was *not* a defensive liability and was in fact probably above-average in that regard for a 4th line player.

Glass' playoff performance is not a reflection on him as a player as he was rushed back from an abdominal tear in late March and was nowhere near as effective as he was previous to the injury. Shouldn't have been playing IMO.

Surprised how many people liked Oreskovich so much. Terrible offensively, below-average defensively, can't fight, occasionally physical but not consistent in that regard. And he's 25 so it's not like he's fresh out of junior or anything.

It's all well and good that he's big! and fast! but he accomplishes absolutely nothing of substance. If we don't want to go through another playoffs where we go 4 rounds without getting a goal from our 4th line players like this have to be replaced.

I'm hardly a huge Glass fan but the sad fact of the matter is that he's been our best 4th line player over the past two seasons. And given how mediocre he is, that's bloody depressing. We need a major upgrade there.

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