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11-06-2003, 08:59 AM
True Blue
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Originally Posted by Kodiak
It just doesn't happen.
Question: Who are Mark Tinordi and Kjell Samuelsen?
Answer: Defensemen who "can't cut it", but yet managed to blosom latter on in their career.

"This year, Poti averages 23, Bouchard averages 17. It's not that big of a difference."

What? How can you say that? 6 extra minutes a night is a HUGE difference.

"You're saying Bouchard can put up 35-45 pts while logging extensive minutes and not being a liability in his own zone. In other words, you think Bouchard can be a top pairing d-man"

Whichever way you want to take it. The bottom line is that Bouch has outperformed Poti. So maybe what that means is that Poti is not capable of being a top pairing d-man. How can you say that he is, and yet slam Bouch, all the while Bouchard has outplayed/outperfomed Poti at EVERY opportunity?
And while we're at it, can you please explain to me how a 29 year old defenseman who had a career threatening injury/illnes, cannot suddenly blosom? Why is it that after completely changing his diet around and rededicating himself, why is it that it is just not possible that Bouchard can be a late bloomer?

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