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12-13-2011, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by WartracePred View Post
Does anyone remember how many stupid, ill-timed penalties SOB took last year??? How many bone-headed incidents that landed him in the box while our opponents climbed back into the game by scoring on the PP???

He kept the Ducks in the series knowing they were automatic in their PP and still gave them opportunity after opportunity. His lack of discipline was not a good fit for a team that prides itself on mental toughness. He wasn't and still isn't a Preds-type player. We were warned that he took bad penalties in Vancouver. He made poor decisions in Nashville. And I'll bet he is still making dumb decisions for the Avs.

He's leading the Avs in PIMs at 54. Compared to Tootoo (45), McGratten (39), both fighters and over twice as many as Weber (24), SOB is not what the Preds need.
I am not going to argue about his tendency to take dumb penalties...but in fairness, he kept that to a minimum by his standards and was solid for us. And as bad as he was in the Anaheim series about penalties, he was good vs Vancouver.

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