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11-09-2011, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mgn View Post
There were enough people on these boards, including me, that thought he was a 1st liner even before this season.

His play in the 2nd half of last season wasn't that far off from this season. Of course he wasn't playing that well, but the fact that some people still thought of him as potential salary dump in the off-season is/was mind-boggling.
He said himself he probably came back from the concussion too early. But once Roy went down, Pommer was very quietly having a stellar 2nd half of the season while Vanek/Stafford and even Gerbe were getting all the attention and accolades. At one point when I calculated it through ~30-35 games after Roy went down, Pommer was a PPG player. I didn't do it at the end of season, and I assume he probably came down a little bit from that pace...but Pommer being healthy and stepping up was a key part of the second half push by the Sabres.

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