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09-25-2011, 08:07 AM
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Re: D'Agostini, colour me unimpressed. I still see him as a very limited player who can put up middling numbers on a losing team, but not a winning one. He has speed and he can pot 20, but he's not good defensively, doesn't use his linemates well offensively and has no physical impact of note. We have 7 wingers better than he is right now, IMO. I'll wait and see how Palushaj turns out before I mourn that trade.
Palushaj is a shy version of Micheal Ryder. Ryder had some physicality in his first two first seasons.
The only thing Palashaj has that Ryder did not is his speed.
But this is what kills me. It's like all players need to be all-around competent. Indeed they need to in order to play in the NHL but not all capacities need to be at all-star levels.
In the end it is how the player brings the proper mix, balance to the roster. Even if a player has some deficiencies, his utilization, his linemates are the solutions to elliviate these factors.
And for those citing that he takes bad decisions, that he has a hot potato on his blade, this is purely lack of experience and should iron itself out with time. If not then he does not have the sufficient all-around basis to be in the NHL.
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