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09-27-2011, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by DrDoom View Post
I'm not quite sure how you inferred this other than for straw man reasons. Maybe that (discussion) is the intent of people like Jags6868 but again I will repeat once more....in situations like Jagr who hasn't played in the NHL for 3 years and rookies who haven't played ever or limited games below the threshold so that in their 2nd year they are still considered rookies...there is value and insight that can be gained in a competitive environment against opposing NHL teams. Again nothing more and nothing less. Things like whether they fit in the system or play within it, don't go nuts on the ice like a Rinaldo or Sestito, are in game shape etc etc. That is basically my point..again preseason has worth IMO in these kinds of instances....you categorically say it doesn't because it doesn't correlate with regular season production. I never even argued that point..it's one totally different from what I'm expressing.
Maybe you should have paid attention to the post I was responding to when you suggested I was arguing an equivalency between Jagr and Sim, then.

That's what I was talking about and then you started babbling about Bob as if that was in any way relevant.

And, btw, that was not a NHL team we were playing against last night. None of these preseason teams are. These games are glorified scrimmages that let the NHL make a cheap buck.

Whether Jagr or anyone else tears it up foreshadows squat going forward until they do it when it matters.

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