Sabres & Gaustad start talking extension
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12-01-2011, 03:20 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Davis, CA
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I'm not sure what people's issue with Paul is?
I would like it if Gaustad hit a little harder for his size, though he is far too slow to really crush people.
He doesn't fight a lot because he actually has a job to do on the ice. People might not realize this, but it's actually hard to win faceoffs if your hands are swollen from beating skulls.
His offensive numbers have been fairly consistent year to year.
He is one of (if not the best) penalty killers on the team.
Overall I have no real issue with the guy. With so many problem players on this team I can't believe so many people have an issue with Gaustad of all people.
Your post answers your own question:
I would like it if Gaustad hit a little harder
he is far too slow
He doesn't fight a lot
His offensive numbers have been fairly consistent (they're poor)
So aside from the mythical "intangibles" and "leadership" - which went out the window when he stood there after Miller got run. He's good at faceoffs and PKs well.
Sorry, we need more out of a 3rd line C than that. If he's coming back as a 4th line C he needs to make about a million less than he does now. Don't see that happening.
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