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10-16-2011, 10:54 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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I'm not getting your argument about how Connolly is getting all of this rope, when you also claim he was demoted from the first line, saw 3 shifts in the 3rd, and none in OT. That didn't happen by accident.
Part of those changes can also be attributed to Downie going underground for the middle portion of the game.
and about 'what is expected of you', can be taken multiple ways, but the way that I took it as meaning was 'how they are expected to perform...now', and not 'how they are expected to perform...at an indeterminate point in the future.'
While the NHL is a performance league, it doesn't mean that development doesn't have it's place.
By far the first objective is to win each game, and if helping a talented prospect along, who can also help the team now accomplishes that, then that's what they'll do.
Basically, at the end of the year, no one gives a **** about how much better the individual players have gotten if they aren't winning.
and if Boucher was going to be knocking Connolly, he'd already be back in Prince George.
Pure point production isn't the end-all-be-all of how well a forward performs anyway. Stammer, Vinny, and Marty aren't exactly lightning it up right now, but they still contribute every game.
I think your posts typically lack quality, but this is an exception. excellent post
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