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09-24-2011, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
Yes, Rinaldo will probably play in the league, but that doesn't mean he has any business being there. Just look at the likes of Shelley, Cote, and Boogaard. Sometimes players who are barely AHL caliber talent make the league because there are still backwards thinking general managers that believe fighting is a useful skill in the NHL. The Flyers happen to be most backwards thinking organization when it comes to goons.

Rinaldo is completely overvalued based on his toughness. He brings little else to the table except he can skate well. Perhaps he can develop into a defensive forward if they are smart enough to get him to focus on that role in the AHL, but otherwise he'll have a short career like Cote because he doesn't bring much to the table.
I don't know why people keep posting this. He's really trying to become more of a hockey player and he's looked really fast during camp. People just downplay him constantly. makes no sense what so ever.

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