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01-17-2012, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by dats81 View Post
I doubt he will ever be 100% again.

He has had dislocated shoulders multiple times to a degree where it clearly affects his ability to take faceoffs (Powe used to replace him a lot on draws last season). Betts has been one of the slowest forwards on the roster even when his knee was still holding up...
Don't get me wrong, I like him as a person and the work ethic he has been showing, but I just can't see how he can help this team unless multiple players go down due to injury with no time for a call up.
That's what I'm saying. If he's below 100% but can still block shots and hang at an NHL level before the playoffs, then include him on the playoff roster. If he doesn't play prior to playoffs or can't hang, then no dice.

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