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12-11-2005, 10:59 PM
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What is it with everyone's love on here for defensive checkers? Heaven forbid we have some youth that's offensively gifted and we don't try exploiting that. Umberger is good defensively but he wasn't signed to be a checker. He was signed because he has a good offensive game.
I'll never, ever, ever understand why we try to get rid of any offensive ability any player we have has. It's like we look for an excuse to not utilize that talent and put them in a checking role. Then, when they don't score, everyone pisses and moans that said player isn't scoring goals. And it just seems to be young players that we do this to. Veterans get a free ride in Philadelphia and it's getting really sickening. We've won NOTHING with the veterans we have. Why not let the kids roll with top line minutes for awhile. After all, they seem to be the only ones really healthy right now.
Sounds just like Gagne and Justin Williams!!!
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