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09-27-2011, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
Anyboby who "observed" Jaromir Jagr this preseason would agree that he is still a top 6 forward on most teams in the NHL. Matt Reads preseason, rookie camp, AHL 10 games suggest he is ready to make the jump into the NHL. Since there is no data for NHL regular season for these two players to use how else do you suggest we analyze their future regular season succcess? We have to look at something? You are saying the preseason is useless, so shall we keep quiet on the subject until the data in the regular season clearly shows the answer? Perhaps we shall wait until game 40 before we have a proper opinion of whether Jagr is going to have a good season or not. Sounds good.
Perhaps we should file a petition with the NHL and demand that they abolish preseason games and just stick with camps?

While there are too many preseason games IMO and the majority of vets couldn't care less if it was abolished. I doubt very much that a lot of the younger players and prospects would be for it. You see how much they value it by the way they compete and their intensity level. It does matter for something even though some people don't see any added value whatsoever. I mean for a veteran team there is less relevancy but for a younger team like the Flyers it takes on more importance.

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