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10-23-2011, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxpac View Post
The problem is not so much Moen, more then how misused Moen is by management itself. He should be a great 4th line player with a lot of pk time, big hits and 12-15 fights a year mostly from defending his teammates or picking sombody when we're losing and and the team shows no emotion. Instead we've seen him in a top 6 role for the last 18 months, including playoffs, on the softest team in the whole league. That being said, next summer UFA's include Gaustad, Tootoo, Campbell, Mcleod, Prust, Carcillo, Asham, Thornton, Parros, Barch, Konpoka and much more, so it's not like he's irreplacable.
You are correct. However, it is not Moen's fault that he is being put in these situations. That is coaching.

Moen is an ideal 3rd/4th liner, with the ability to fill in a top 6 role every NOW AND THEN...when called upon.

What worries me though, is that even this summer we had the opportunity to sign some gritty 4th line role players, and passed on everyone.

Who is to say that Mr. Veggieman will sign any of the players you mentioned above?

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