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02-01-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MortUWary View Post
...and knowing Tortorella the way we've seen him operate during the almost 3 years he's been here, would he give 15 minutes per game (on average during the past 20 games) to someone who isn't playing hard? C'mon now, SBOB... You're better than that.

Just because AA doesn't resemble Cally out on the ice, doesn't mean he's not playing hard. Different player types and different styles. If anything, AA looks like he's "playing harder" on the ice than Gaborik sometimes. And we'd be kidding ourselves if we said that we'd rather have AA on the ice than Gabby.
I don't see a guy who is playing hard. His effort and compete level are no higher now that he's been demoted to the fourth line.

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