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09-28-2011, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by VALDAL View Post
GMs need to learn former 1st round picks who pass through waivers just havent gotten the opurtunity to perform look a Michael Grabner last year.. Hamill just needs the chance to show why he was drafted 8th overall.. Put him on your 3rd line for the whole yer 82 games and ppl will be supprised by him
^^^ When fantasy league standards collide with the real world NHL.

In the latter, third-line centers need to be able to play the game across the entire ice surface. Not simply collect some shiny points. If he proved capable of such, Hamill would have an NHL job. And an NHL roster should not be confused with a tryout. NHL coaches choose the 20+ players for their roster who they believe will help win them the most games, period. "Surprises" are reserved for Cracker Jack boxes and Christmas morning.

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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
Teams don't normally keep a ****** player on their team due to status to the prospect world....You have to get rid of them, eventually, once they show that they blow.
Thank you. The extent to which a few fawn over fringe NHLers (or less) is odd. To be sure, the odd player benefits from a change of scenary. But performance is evaluated on the ice. Not by draft position or DOB.

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PS - "Collusion"?

Yes, NHL teams are conspiring not to pick up each others' trash.


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