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09-13-2011, 09:41 PM
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Was Tambo not part of that group?
Yes, and it seems to have been understood that this was the road that they would take so why would he be punished for it?
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Sure they "look at" it . But that's a long way from making it the "anchor" for two man pairs that you suggested in your earlier post. Chemistry can also be developed . In some cases it may take more than a five game audition to find .
Agreed that sometimes chemistry takes awhile, however in some cases it comes pretty damn quick as well.
I watched the games as you well know . While I thought MPS did OK mostly what I saw from him was a kid who was so worried about being a defensive liability that he bailed on the offensive zone too quickly . I was wondering who you thought he did have chemistry with since you seem to be a better judge of that elusive quality than I am . I like MPS well enough but it seems to me that you are prematurely putting a lot of eggs in that basket .
Omark and Paajarvi had very good chemistry together on the cycle and offensively theyw ere one of our better duo's last year IMO when paired together. Paajarvi is far from a finished product, and I agree that he was sometimes too preoccupied with the defensive side of the puck but considering who some of his centers were that might not have been a bad thing. This is why I'd like to see him play with Lander or Belanger.
I already did . 1)This team owes Hemsky some loyalty that none of the kids has yet earned and 2) Hall is the only one of the so called "Big 3" that to my mind will absolutely be a better player than Hemsky . Bird in the hand etc .
1) As sad as it is there isn't much loyalty in pro sports. Hemsky seemed to leave something on the table last time around and it would be nice to see him rewarded for it especially after seeing guys like Horcoff and Souray making more scratch than Hemsky does. That said it must make sense for the players and the team.
Are you certain that none of your "Big 3" will become injury prone ? Hall has already been injured . Are you certain that none of them will start asking for the moon the minute their ELCs are up ? Are you certain that they all want to stay in Edmonton ?
All unknowns at this point, however like I said above it's a business so there's no telling what might happen.
Again I find the bolded phrase dismissive of Hemsky's talent and contributions to the team to date. And I can pretty much guarantee that's not the stance his agent will be taking .
Of course he won't, his best interest is of the player and himself, that said it takes two in this case and IMO this would bolster his worth to the team which in turn bolsters his bargaining strength IMO.
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