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02-08-2012, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Les Wynan View Post
Among guys who have played at least 40 games for the Isles this season, Bailey has by far the worst Corsi rate at a ridiculously awful -13 per 60. This is while being matched up against opposing teams' worst players. On an individual level, Bailey is averaging a paltry 1.3 shots per game.

There's a difference between a player who's generating chances but getting none of the bounces and a guy who just plain sucks. Bailey, at least this season, is in the latter category.
I agree that Bailey is having a horrid season. But I support going after him because for one, he'd be a great buy-low, and second, because I think that his poor play has been due to a mental block, stemming from a lack of fulfilling expectations and the feelings of failure on his part. I really think he'll turn his career around. He has the hands and the smarts.

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